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Government Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework

The goal of the document is to bring both the public and private sectors to the same level of security so that information pertaining to threats can be easily shared between the two.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

Will Government Transparency Ease Surveillance Fears?

Some of the biggest privacy issues to come out of the PRISM reveal has stemmed the lack of communication from federal agencies.

Microsoft Celebrates 10 Years of Patch Tuesdays with 4 'Critical' Fixes

This month hits the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first monthly security update release. And in celebrating a decade of Patch Tuesdays, Redmond is gifting IT four bulletin items rated "critical" and four "important" for October's monthly rollout.

Adobe Hack Results in Stolen Source Code and Customer Data

Adobe alerted customers on Thursday that a breach by hackers has resulted in the loss of 2.9 million customers' personal data -- including user names, encrypted credit card information and passwords.

Former Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer: 'I Don't Trust Microsoft Now'

Casper Bowden said Microsoft is involved in a program that is anti-democratic.

Why the Microsoft 'Cloud-First' Model Changes Everything

Don Jones breaks down how Microsoft's cloud approach ties into its commitment to faster release cycles and renewed focus on small- and mid-sized enterprises.

Behind the Curtain: My Out-of-Pocket Lab

Two questions I get asked most are: "How do you keep up with changing technology?" and "What do you use for your lab?"

Life After Ballmer and the Demise of TechNet

Despite Microsoft entering a transformative period, 69 percent of Redmond readers are confident the company will continue to be a key player in the enterprise software market.

Why 'One Microsoft' Won't Work

Microsoft may be once again falling into its monopolistic ways as it tries to dominate both the service and device markets.

October Reader Letters: Apology Not Quite Accepted

A reader takes issue with Mary Jo Foley calling Microsoft's recent .NET developer attitude as an apology to the community.

The End of the PC Era Won't Be the End of IT

Brien discusses that with the trend towards tablets, IT will survive by adapting.

Survey: 55% of IT Pros Believe Gov. Accesses All Cloud Data

More than half of readers say Microsoft allows government access to everything stored in its cloud services.

How To Add a Hot Spare to a Storage Pool

Brien breaks down the step-by-step procedure to add more storage to an existing pool.

Microsoft's September Patch Problems

How trustworthy does IT view Microsoft's patches?

Password Cracking Revisited: Rainbow Tables

Brien takes a look at cracking passwords with reader-suggested rainbow tablets.

BitLocker Engineer Allegedly Asked for Encryption Backdoor by FBI

In a report by Mashable, the BitLocker team was approached by agents multiple times about creating an easy access point for federal law enforcement.

'Critical' Fixes for Windows, IE, Office and SharePoint Arrive in Security Update

Microsoft's September patch includes 13 items and addresses 47 flaws.

NSA Allegedly Able To Crack Most Data Encryption

The security also is accused of paying millions to tech firms to build in encryption backdoors.

Microsoft's Ever Evolving Configuration Management

Microsoft has followed a long and winding road with configuration management, and the company is taking some interesting new steps on the path.

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