Sensitive data often follows former employees out the door

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group eyes enhanced wireless security

77% of all ransomware worldwide found in four industries

Phishing, a form of malware designed to hold data or devices hostage, is now widely used as a mechanism for distributing ransomware . A report issued this week by NTT Security shows that 77% of all detected ransomware globally was in four main sectors – business & professional services (28%), government (19%), health care (15%) and retail (15%).

Gigi Onag

What security practitioners can learn from the United’s failures

LinkedIn passes the 500m registered user mark

Linked hasn’t slowed its momentum under the ownership of Microsoft. The professional social network surpassed 500 million registered users this week, up from 467 million members as of October 2016.

Matt Kapko

After early hype, smartwatches slowly emerge with enterprise uses

A market for enterprise-use smartwatches is slowly emerging, being led by the Apple Watch, according to market research firm IDC.

"Apple Watch in particular, and to some extent other smartwatches, do have relevance in the enterprise, although to date the usage has been quite low as the market is still nascent," IDC analyst Jitesh Ubrani said in an email.

The first Apple Watch was released with much fanfare just over two years ago this week -- on April 24, 2015.

Matt Hamblen

Samsung Pay launches in early access in HK

CTG enters data center collaboration with Global Switch

China Telecom Global (CTG) has entered a three-way collaboration with integrated communications services provider Global Switch and Chinese data center infrastructure operator Daily-Tech focused on data center construction and service delivery.

Dylan Bushell-Embling

Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley on Tuesday, with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

The proposed data centers in Frankfurt, Mumbai, Seoul and Moscow are targeted at Chinese companies looking to expand overseas and international companies expanding their businesses in China or other parts of the world, the Chinese internet giant said Tuesday. The centers are expected to go into operation this year.

John Ribeiro

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