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:

March 30, 2015

The Home Depot Inc. has appointed former Time Warner and Visa executive Jamil Farshchi to the new position of chief information security officer (CISO), the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported.

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 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.

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. 

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 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.  
September 10, 2014

The year 2013 was a wake-up call for retailers with regards to national data breaches, with frequency jumping 62% from 2012 to 2013. Eight chart-topping breaches exposed information totaling just over 10 million people last year, as opposed to one single breach of that size the year before.

September 3, 2014

My experience in cyber security tells me that the retail sector probably represents the most fertile ground for cyber criminals.

July 15, 2014

Splunk Inc. announced that British retailer John Lewis is using Splunk Enterprise to deliver operational and customer insight across the retailer’s website.

June 10, 2014

Target Corp. has named Brad Maiorino as senior VP, chief information security officer, a new position added as the chain overhauls its security department in the wake of its data breach. Maiorino comes to Target from General Motors, where he was the company’s chief information security and information technology risk officer. Prior to that, he was the chief information security officer at General Electric.

May 5, 2014

It has been about five months since the Target data breach made the vulnerability of retail POS data a hot topic. Investigation has since shown the Target breach did not involve POS terminals.

April 29, 2014

Consumers avoid doing business with a breached organization at a high rate.

April 18, 2014

If retailers want to address credit card breaches head-on, then they need to join the leaders already taking their systems off the radar of advanced malware based attacks — especially any retailer that's seen repeated attacks, which illustrate that traditional IT defenses simply don't cut the mustard.

January 30, 2014

Target reportedly said a data breach at an unidentified vendor led to hackers obtaining phony credentials that allowed them to gain access to Target’s systems and steal the information for 40 million credit and debit cards, as well as the personal data of about 70 million consumers.

January 27, 2014

Secure data vault provider CertainStore is rolling out of a cybersecurity solution utilizing its proprietary micro-encryption/micro-tokenization technology to prevent the re-occurrence of recent malicious attacks on customer data.

January 21, 2014

Target Corp. continues to take steps in response to the holiday data breach that may have exposed the personal and financial data of up to 110 million consumers to hackers.

January 15, 2014

Yet again, the attackers have gained access to sensitive data. The industry has to understand that incomplete approaches to protecting data that leave it exposed at some vulnerable point in its life will result in a breach. It's merely a matter of time.

February 21, 2013

Managing and classifying enterprise data is the number one security and privacy area in need of improvement, and remains a major challenge for IT departments, according to a survey about IT risk factors for 2013 published by global consulting firm Protiviti.