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The resignation of the federal government's cybersecurity coordinator highlights a power struggle underway over how best to defend the government's civilian computer networks against digital attacks. Rod A. Beckstrom resigned the post Friday after less than a year on the job, citing a lack of funding...

Rick Roy, the CIO of CUNA Mutual Group shared his perspective with CUNA Mutual Group's CEO Jeff Post in their tag-team talk, “The CEO - CIO Relationship - Navigating Unprecedented Uncertainty" presented at the Fusion CEO - CIO Symposium, produced by WTN Media. They...

With the current emphasis on holding down costs, technological innovation will serve as the light that guides business out of the economic darkness. That was a key message delivered to CIOs and IT professionals at the Fusion 2009 CEO-CIO Symposium on March 4-5 at the...

Facebook has a chief privacy officer, but I doubt that the position will exist 10 years from now. That’s not because Facebook is hell-bent on stripping away privacy protections, but because the popularity of Facebook and other social networking sites has promoted the sharing of...

Identity thefts soared in 2008, and now 2009 is shaping up to be another banner year for phishers, hackers and other ID thieves. According to a new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit set up to support and educate consumers on identity...

Rich Barton, the guy who started Expedia and Zillow, a couple years ago told me that "everything that can be rated, will be rated." But it seems that doctors are determined to fight the trend -- even though patients increasingly want that kind of information about...

It's that time of year again, when domestic and overseas companies race to file applications by April 1 for H-1B visas. There are 85,000 visas available for overseas workers each year, and these are randomly selected by the U.S. government. This year, as in the...

The mounting annual trillion-dollar risk to businesses from corporate information loss and consumer data leakage gains perspective through the comparable magnitude of the federal stimulus package. The costs, liabilities and risks of lost, stolen, inappropriately accessed and improperly disposed information are astronomical and growing. ...

Based on his track record, Vivek Kundra, the U.S. government's new CIO, is sure to push Web 2.0 tools to increase transparency. But what does that really mean? One idea: Requiring mortgages to have XBRL tags that describe them, so we could search and analyze...

For anyone wrestling with deciding what IT projects to keep and which to kill in this recession, here's a quick test from a CIO I just listened to: If an IT project doesn't map to a specific CEO priority, you shouldn't be doing it....