Cloud data a tempting target for hackers

Internet-based cloud services are gathering an enormous trove of information. Everything from highly personal medical and social media material to confidential financial and corporate documents are being stored online. Already a quarter of the world's business data is cloud based. This is proving an irresistible lure for hackers. One notable example was the February 2011 breach at Nasdaq's Directors Desk, which maintains records for thousands of corporations. Nasdaq has said little about what happened. But the case reportedly has prompted [...]

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Is the traditional CV a thing of the past?

Increasingly we need to be online - or risk being off the pace, when it comes to job hunting.Our curriculum vitae used to be our ticket to employment. The exhaustive record of all we have achieved was the standard by which we were judged in the initial stages of our application for a job. A concise grammatically correct formal cover letter and a positive manner in an interview was good enough to be in the frame. Now covering letters have [...]

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Workers worried online past may damage career prospects

It is good to see people doing weird stuff on photocopiers with their clothes on for a change. The latest Kelly Global Workforce Index shows that 25% of New Zealand men and 22% of women are worried that material from their social networking sites could adversely impact their careers. 30% of women and 28% of men admit to deliberately censoring or editing their personal social network content, to protect their current employment or future career prospects. Kelly Services managing director Debbie [...]

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