May 14, 2015

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. has confirmed that there was an “illegal intrusion” into the company’s payment card systems. It is the retailer’s second data breach in a little over the year. Here are insights on the breach from four security experts:

May 8, 2015

Human error was the number one cause of data security incidents in 2014.

April 20, 2015

It’s not just media hype – retailers’ exposure to data breaches really is getting worse. According to the 2015 Internet Threat Report from security technology provider Symantec, 11% of all data breaches Symantec recorded in 2014 hit retailers.

April 14, 2015

Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, but that many criminals still rely decades-old techniques such as phishing and hacking.

March 24, 2015

For retailers, it’s now no longer a matter of “if” you will be compromised by a cyberattack, but “when” you will be. But they can mitigate the impact of attacks now and in the future by preparing a response plan with policy-based automation.

March 19, 2015

Target Corp. has agreed to pay $10 million in a proposed settlement of a class-action suit related to the company’s 2013 data breach, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

March 18, 2015

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday presented Congress with what it termed “practical, commonsense and achievable solutions” to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches, including passage of a uniform nationwide breach notification law applying to all entities that handle sensitive customer information.

February 17, 2015

Data breaches are on the rise around the world. Digital security provider Gemalto released the latest edition of its Breach Level Index (BLI), revealing that more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014.

January 27, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will testify Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing, “What are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation.”

January 15, 2015

A class action lawsuit compiling more than 30 of the 44 lawsuits that have been filed against The Home Depot Inc. in relation to its 2014 data breach is scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.

January 6, 2015

Looking through the Identity Theft Resource Center’s running list of data breaches for 2014, one could be forgiven for thinking they were reading a “Who’s Who” of chain store retailers.

January 6, 2015

Retailers are suffering fewer cyber attacks, but for hackers it is becoming a situation of quality over quantity.

January 5, 2015

Chick-fil-A acknowledged on Friday that it has received reports of potential “unusual activity” involving payment cards used at a few of its restaurants and that it was investigating whether a data breach had taken place.

December 30, 2014

Gas prices may be falling, but the price of recovering from a data breach is steadily climbing. 

December 8, 2014

Watch out, retailers with stores in Florida. The Florida State Legislature has tightened controls over businesses for data security breaches. 

December 5, 2014

Industry experts speak out on the recent data breach at BeBe.

November 26, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. faces at least 44 lawsuits connected with a data breach that affected the retailer from April-September 2014.

November 25, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. faces at least 44 lawsuits connected with a data breach that affected the retailer from April-September 2014.

November 20, 2014

Although the mobile payment adoption rate is increasing, industry experts realize that with convenience comes the burgeoning of security risks such as data breaches. 

November 18, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. showed solid performance in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 despite reporting a major data breach in September, but still has not fully accounted for all the costs related to the breach.

November 6, 2014

You’ve acquired a new storefront. While doing your final walk-through, you notice an unlocked door that opens to a side alley. How are you going to secure it?

November 4, 2014
Bedford, Mass. -- Almost 50% of consumers have fallen victim to at least one data breach and 45% say they are not confident they know all instances of when their personal information has been leaked. However, according to a survey conducted by RSA, the security division of EMC, in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, in many cases behaviors toward security have not changed.  
October 22, 2014

In Russia alone, stolen payment card information is a $680 million-per-year industry, according to Moscow-based security company Group IB. With that much money to be made, it’s no wonder cyber-attacks are so common. 

October 13, 2014

The news of the recent security breach at Kmart stores generated lots of comments from security experts.