Jaikumar Vijayan

Jaikumar Vijayan is a freelance technology writer specializing in computer security and privacy topics. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's marketing website TechBeacon.

IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

Whether you are opposed to it or not, enterprises need to have a plan for negotiating with people who take their data hostage.

5 tips for better enterprise security

5 tips for better enterprise security

Do your security policies and procedures actually promote better security, or is your company only looking for known malware and ignoring the human factor? It’s a tricky balancing act that trips up many organizations.

As Big Data Hype Increases, CIOs Will Need to Manage Expectations

As Big Data Hype Increases, CIOs Will Need to Manage Expectations

It’s easy to get carried away by all the hype surrounding hot topics like big data and predictive analytics. But don’t confuse the ability to do something with actually deriving business value from it.

Solving the Unstructured Data Challenge

Solving the Unstructured Data Challenge

Unstructured data can help companies gain a better understanding of their customers and their business. So why aren’t more organizations taking advantage?

Public, Private, Hybrid? Choosing the Right Cloud Mix

Public, Private, Hybrid? Choosing the Right Cloud Mix

IT managers should consider several factors, including performance, availability, security and interoperability, when deciding which cloud option to implement.

5 things you should know about cyber insurance

5 things you should know about cyber insurance

As more companies step in to offer insurance coverage against a broad range of cyber losses, we break down five points that organizations should keep in mind as they consider their options.

Cloud Security: Transparency Is Crucial for Service Providers

Cloud Security: Transparency Is Crucial for Service Providers

Enterprises are getting over long-held reservations about cloud security, but they also want vendors to be more transparent about the controls they use to protect customer data in the cloud.

Developing a Customer-First Technology Strategy

Developing a Customer-First Technology Strategy

Mobile, social, cloud and smart-computing technologies have completely transformed the manner in which customers interact with businesses.

A Top-Down Approach to Enterprise Collaboration

A Top-Down Approach to Enterprise Collaboration

Getting the top brass to use collaboration tools can drive greater usage by employees.

Culture Clash: Transitioning IT into a Service-Broker Culture

Culture Clash: Transitioning IT into a Service-Broker Culture

The move from delivering technology to brokering services has a significant impact on the IT workforce. This deep-dive article looks at the three or four key steps CIOs must take to get their teams’ skills and mindsets aligned with...

Tech Groups Press Congress to Pass USA Freedom Act

Tech Groups Press Congress to Pass USA Freedom Act

As Congress returned from summer recess Monday, several technology and civil rights groups quickly renewed their push for a bill that seeks to put curbs on the bulk collection of phone records and Internet data by the government.

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