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postheadericon Is it safe to store corporate information on Google Drive (or similar services)?

When it comes to protecting corporate information, some doubt whether or not the cloud is the best option. We look at all the security services available.

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postheadericon Employees have “low cyber IQ” despite high corporate confidence

Businesses are confident that they have sufficient cybersecurity systems in place to protect them, but in reality the weak link may be their employees, who lack basic skills and knowledge.

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postheadericon The 5 most common reasons for corporate data loss

ESET’s Josep Albors takes a look at the main reasons for corporate data loss, which include undetected drives and devices being dropped from height.

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postheadericon Microsoft hires Kurt DelBene to head corporate strategy and planning

REDMOND, Wash. — April 13, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that Kurt DelBene has been named executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning reporting to Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella.

DelBene is returning to Microsoft, where he was most recently president of the Microsoft Office Division. After leaving Microsoft in 2013, he then served as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services where he was appointed by President Obama to oversee implementation and improvement of Healthcare.gov. He most recently has been a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group, concentrating on investing and advising in early stage, technology-focused startups in the Pacific Northwest.

“Kurt brings extensive background in business strategy, engineering and customer solutions, as well as a proven track record of delivering strong results in complex environments,” Nadella said. “His experience at Microsoft, recent work on healthcare.gov, and work with startups here in Seattle give him a unique perspective for this new role.”

DelBene will serve on the Senior Leadership Team, and will lead both cross-engineering and cross-business strategy and execution initiatives with an emphasis on opportunities that span product and engineering boundaries. In this role, he will focus on identifying future investments and opportunities; working with other senior executives to ensure end-to-end execution; and assisting the CEO in communicating, executing and sustaining strategic initiatives.

“I’m excited to rejoin Microsoft,” DelBene said. “My time in Washington and in working with startups has brought a fresh appreciation for the challenges our industry faces, and the ways Microsoft has the talent and ambition to tackle these challenges in creative ways.”

DelBene is on the board of trustees for Reed College in Portland, Ore., and on the board of directors for Global Partnerships, a nonprofit organization that works to expand opportunities for people living in poverty in developing countries. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, a masters of science in operations research from Stanford University, and a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from the University of Arizona. He is married to U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene and has two children.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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postheadericon Microsoft hires Michael Gough as corporate vice president of design, Applications and Services Group

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 2, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that Michael Gough has joined the company as corporate vice president of design for the Applications and Services Group (ASG). Gough will be responsible for leading design across many of Microsoft’s most important products, including Office 365, and will report to Julie Larson-Green, chief experience officer.

Gough joins Microsoft from Adobe Systems Inc. where he most recently served as vice president of experience design leading its multidisciplinary experience creation organization. His responsibilities included leading the design of individual products, cross-product experiences, and next-generation products and services.

“Michael shares our passion for creating design-led, customer-centered products,” Larson-Green said. “His design thought leadership and creative expertise will be great additions to our current design teams as we transform the ASG product development culture and deliver compelling experiences for our customers. We are excited to have Michael join us, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Adobe.”

A longtime design evangelist and advocate for the next generation of creatives, Gough has been pushing the envelope with disruptive designs and technology innovation for years. Before joining Adobe in 2005, Gough served as the vice president of brand design at Nike Inc., chief creative officer at Quokka Sports Inc., and founder and creative director at Construct Internet Design.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Microsoft and the effort to bring more productive and rewarding digital experiences to the world,” Gough said. “Microsoft is ideally placed to lead a much-needed revolution in our relationship with the digital world. With all its compelling assets, the company has a unique opportunity to connect every aspect of people’s digital lives.”

Gough is a regular speaker at industry conferences on the topics of design, creativity, innovation and education.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Christmas gadgets could cause corporate security issues says Ernst & Young

Consultancy firm Ernst and Young have warned that employees returning to work with new smartphones and tablets purchased over the Christmas period could be a security risk for companies.

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