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Devious threats to information security naughty, not end of the world

In this week's Searchlight, threats to information security worth worrying over. Plus, is the end nigh for the 'big data' bubble?

As the so-called Mayan apocalypse arrives, we here at are firmly in the camp of Michael Stipe and Lenny Bruce. Besides, we have plenty of other things to worry about, such as last-minute Christmas shopping that will likely result in the feverish purchase of gift cards from a supermarket kiosk. Oh, that's just us? (Really? Remember, Santa is watching.)

Karen GoulartKaren Goulart

Well then, how about something we can all relate to fretting over -- threats to information security. This week's Searchlight shines a light on some unusual ways malware and viruses can weasel their way into your organization. If only these people could use their powers for good! (They'll be sorry. Remember, Santa is watching.)

But it's not all doom and gloom this week. We've also got the goods on how not to be a good leader, and ways to spread holiday joy from your smartphone. Pass the eggnog and enjoy!

Let us know what you think about the story; email Karen Goulart, Features Writer.

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