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A nonprofit funded by the state of New York is being accused of paying for excessive executive perks, according to a report issued by the office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The findings are now being referred to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office for review. Phoenix Houses of New York, which operates a number of residential and outpatient rehab programs in New York City, Long Island,... (more...)

The cyber security sector in the UK is failing to attract young people into the industry – especially women – according to research released this week by e-skills UK.

    

If Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray ever imagined that House of Representatives Republicans would eventually warm up to the bureau, that hope has surely been dashed by now. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, on Monday sent a letter to Cordray, saying that he would be barred from testifying before the committee because... (more...)

I can’t tell you how many emerging analytics companies have contacted me since January. Every day it seems there is another company — smelling blood in the proverbial water — wanting to brief me. I know why. Now that Big Data questions have transitioned from “how do we store all this stuff?” and “what’s valuable in this pile?” to “how can... (more...)

I’ve had many recruiting bosses, sometimes in large organizations, sometimes in small. I’ve been privileged to have had a few who have been exceptionally good. Here’s what the good ones had in common, and the sorts of things they would and wouldn’t do. (more…)  Read More →

Getting hacked on Twitter is fast becoming a rite of passage for big corporations, but Tuesday’s attack on the Associated Press could be a tipping point and shows that social networks must do more to keep their users safe, security experts said.

    

There is no such thing as information security risk, according to Serge Baudot, head of information security and business continuity management at easyJet. The only risk that matters within any organisation is the risk to the bottom line.

    

Australia has charged a 24-year-old man who allegedly defaced a government website earlier this month and claims to be the leader of LulzSec, a rogue inactive hacking group.

    

Tip 1082: Attachments are hidden in Outlook 2013 Outlook.com accounts | Outlook Tips When you use Outlook.com account in Outlook 2013 and insert an attachment into an appointment, contact, or task, the attachment is not visible in the message body.  Read More →

Direct tech hiring may be a little soft today, but staffing firms are powering the recruiting market, looking to fill orders for temp and project workers that employers need, but are hesitant to bring on permanently. “Staffing firms in the technology space are definitely very active today,” said Scot Melland, chairman, CEO and president of Dice Holdings, “and they’re seeing their businesses... (more...)