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Petra Jorgenson

Petra Jorgenson

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Jorgenson has been working as a freelance writer since the beginning of 2008. She has a background in writing instructional documentation on enterprise and engineering software and has been published in several well-known publications. Before working in the writing field, she was employed in the IT industry for six years.

Articles by Petra Jorgenson

BYOD Can Mean Happier Workers and Increased Profits

Despite the popularity of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement, a lot of IT professionals are understandably concerned about the prospect of adopting consumer tech in the workplace. On the surface, the practice might seem like a blessing for midsize businesses--employees can ...

VMware Releases Patch for Critical Vulnerability

Virtualization enables organizations to minimize equipment costs and streamline the deployment and management of systems. But despite its benefits, the technology opens the door to vulnerabilities just as devastating as those targeting traditional platforms.DDI Labs, a security risk assessment solutions ...

Google to Improve Protection Against Malicious Extensions

The Internet has enabled cyber criminals to spread malware to unsuspecting targets like never before. Hackers can exploit vulnerabilities in plug-ins like Flash or Java to deliver by downloads, send spam containing infected attachments to thousands of victims, and use ...

Microsoft: Delayed Adoption of Windows 8 Is Expected

According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the industry giant has managed to sell 40 million licenses for its newly released operating system, Windows 8, as of November 28th. Microsoft launched the OS officially on October 26th.The new Windows appears to ...

Windows 8 Lacking in Endpoint Security Solutions

Making the decision to switch over to Windows 8 isn't easy for most businesses; the process of transitioning to a new OS requires a great deal of preparation, and the process runs the risk of deploying an inferior replacement.Based on ...

Antivirus Software Might Not Be Worth the Cost

The Internet is inundated with malware. Cyber criminals capitalize on popular technologies such as email, social networking, and browser plug-ins to infect their targets. Organizations are advised to use antivirus software to prevent such attacks, but based on the findings ...

Employees In the Dark on Cloud Policies

The development and evolution of cloud computing is a double-edged sword for midsize businesses. The technology enables companies to streamline processes and scale resources to meet the needs of the organization--all the while reducing or eliminating overhead--but just like with ...

Malicious Extensions Can Turn Firefox, Chrome Into "Zombie Browsers"

Endpoint protection products do provide organizations some safeguards against hackers, but midsize businesses shouldn't put their trust in antivirus software to protect them from emerging threats. In fact, according to a report NSS Labs released on October 24, most leading ...

A Quarter of Android Apps Put Businesses at Risk

Google Android isn't the most secure platform; the OS has several vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit to execute commands on the device and gain access to personal information like emails, contacts, and short message service (SMS) messages.But it's not just ...

McAfee To Release New Endpoint Security Solution for Enterprises

Becoming a part of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement isn't just something midsize businesses should take lightly. Failing to devise meaningful policies or implement protections against data theft or loss make an organization an easy target for cyber theft. Even if ...

Mobile Carriers Failing to Meet Expectations

Mobile computing continues to gain steam with little end in sight; the popularity of the mobile PC has even led researchers to predict that in just four years, tablets will overtake notebooks in sales. And Gartner announced at its Gartner ...

No Second Service Pack for Windows 7

Right on the heels of speculation that Microsoft might be retiring old practices and skipping on a service pack (SP) for its new flagship operating system is the rumor that there will be no Windows 7 SP2.Service packs consist of ...

New Users Struggle to Navigate Windows 8 Touch Interface

Upgrading or transitioning to a new platform requires a good deal of preplanning. Midsize businesses must take into consideration factors like security, performance, hardware and software compatibility, and cost.User adaption, of course, has always been a major factor when deploying ...

Enterprises to Adopt Mobile Device Management in Record Numbers, Says Gartner

For the past several months, Apple has dominated the enterprise sector. The iPad's market share, for example, increased to 97.3 percent among enterprise users in the first quarter of 2012, according to a January report from mobile security vendor Good ...

Hackers Use DNS Resolvers to Distribute Powerful DDoS Attacks

The news stories surrounding hacktivist groups like Anonymous might lead business professionals to think that cyber criminals focus their efforts on government agencies and multinational corporations, skipping smaller companies that receive minimal to no press.Midsize businesses, however, are just as ...

Most Antivirus Software Provide Inadequate Protection Against Threats

Cyber crime can cost an organization $8.9 million on average, and firms located in the U.S. are often the targets of the most expensive kinds of attacks, according to an recent article from NetworkWorld. Midsize businesses that fail to safeguard ...

Even Legitimate Android Apps Susceptible to Data Theft

Android doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to security. Once every few months, experts discover new defects in the operating system that enable attackers to target vulnerable devices. Such flaws don't just overwhelm the mobile platform. They can ...

Windows 8: No More Service Packs?

As most IT professionals should know, service packs (SPs)--bundles of hot fixes, or patches, developed to repair bugs and add new, or improve existing, features or applications--can have a huge impact on the overall performance of an operating system. Windows ...

Rate of Malware Infection for Windows 7 Increased Almost 200 Percent in 2012

Microsoft released the 13th volume of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR) on October 9, and the software developer's findings could be a forewarning to IT professionals to expect a continued increase in malicious attacks on workstations running Windows 7.According to ...

Hackers Use Botnets to Power Malicious Networks, or "Malnets"

Botnets have for a long time prevailed as a widespread threat to businesses of all sizes, but according to a recent report from Blue Coat, a security firm based in California, malware networks, or "malnets," are the real threat. The ...

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