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Keil Hubert: Chairman of the Bored

Most information security training is painfully boring. Business Technology’s resident US blogger Keil Hubert argues that it can be made exciting and effective by putting employees in the bad guys’ shoes and challenging them to exploit their own vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft will close Xbox Entertainment Studios as part of cost-cutting plans

Microsoft is set to close its original content division Xbox Entertainment Studios as part of cost-cutting plans that will involve 18,000 lay-offs across the company.

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Facebook trials ‘Buy’ button to allow users to make purchases without leaving site

Social network giant Facebook is trialling a new ‘Buy’ button which allows users to make purchases without leaving the website.

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Britons spend seven hours a day on gadgets – and that’s excluding time at the office

People in Britain spend almost seven hours each day using gadgets and domestic appliances outside of their working hours, according to new research.

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Reusing passwords online not as bad as we all thought, says Microsoft research

Research by computer giant Microsoft has shown that users may not need to generate and remember complex new passwords for every website they sign up to.

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Two thirds of employees could be exposing confidential data at work

Two thirds of employees could be exposing businesses’ confidential information when sharing documents with their customers, a new study by Workshare has revealed.

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Ryanair launches new app that lets passengers check in with their smartphones

Ryanair has announced a new mobile app that lets its passengers browse, check-in and board its flights on routes around Europe.

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Blackphone boss hits back at BlackBerry over “inadequate” blog post jibe

The chief executive of Blackphone manufacturer SGP Technologies has hit back at BlackBerry after it branded the device “inadequate for businesses” in a blog post.

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Information Commissioner’s Office launched investigation following data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a “full internal investigation” following a “non-trivial data security incident”, it has been revealed.

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Apple and IBM to co-develop business apps for iPhone and iPad

Apple and IBM have announced that they will be working together on business-centric apps for the iPhone and iPad as part of a new partnership.

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