Content about Data security

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.

November 23, 2011

By Todd Feinman, Identity Finder

October 12, 2011

Research released Wednesday by PwC found that retail and consumer executives are spending less on security due to insufficient capital, but that they maintain confidence in their information security, despite an increase in security incidents.

August 22, 2011

While retailers continue to beef up computer security, hackers continue to find ways to circumvent even the most sophisticated cyber-blockades. And the threat is not only hackers or rogue employees maliciously liberating private information: Data breaches occur when sensitive information is improperly disposed of and tossed in the trash or lost when a laptop or other portable electronic device is mislaid by or stolen from a well-meaning employee. This not only impacts your customers but can damage a company’s reputation and bottom line.


January 13, 2011

An overwhelming majority (86%) of small-business respondents (86%) say that keeping their customer card information secure and feel payment-card data security is important to their business.

October 31, 2010

Specialty apparel retailer Express found itself in a technology quandary in 2007 when it...

November 30, 2008

Executives at Staples recently received an e-mail alerting them that consumer credit-card data had...

March 17, 2008

Hannaford Bros. grocery chain announced late Monday it has experienced a security breach that has...

December 31, 2007

The race is on between companies that secure retail networks and hackers who compromise...

August 31, 2007

As more clients use credit and loyalty cards during their salon visits, Regis Salons...

August 30, 2007

As more clients use credit and loyalty cards during their salon visits, Regis Salons is...

June 30, 2007

Continuing the effort to bring the safeguarding of customer data to the forefront of retailers’...

April 30, 2007

Alot has been written about the TJX Cos. Inc.’s data breach since it was first...

March 31, 2007

Data is the...

March 31, 2007

It is no secret that data thieves are becoming increasingly devious. The recent attack on...

January 31, 2007

In spring 2006, Ohio University (OU) discovered that it was the victim of five security...

December 31, 2006

The security and confidentiality of consumer data has become a pervasive societal issue. And as...

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