Data breach is hot topic at SPECS 2014
New York — Bryan Sartin, director of Verizon’s RISK Team, will discuss the link between security breaches and automated building management systems at Chain Store Age’s 50th annual SPECS Conference, March 9-12, 2014 , at the Gaylord Texan Hotel, Grapevine, Texas.
The topic has emerged as a critical issue since it was learned that the hackers responsible for Target’s massive data breach may have gained initial access to the retailer’s network using credentials stolen from a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor.
Sartin heads the Research, Investigations, Solutions, Knowledge (RISK) Team at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. The Team has 106 full-time investigation staff who come from law enforcement, military, military intelligence, and specialty engineering.
Sartin will be a featured speaker at the SPECS “Tech Boot Camp: Operational Technology” session, on Tuesday, March 11 at 1:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more information, go to specsshow.com.
Torchy’s Tacos signs into a Houston-metro town center
Houston — Torchy’s Tacos has leased a 3,886-sq.-ft. restaurant at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in the Houston suburb of Katy, according to Vista Equities Group, the owner of the center. Baker Katz represented Torchy’s in the transaction.
Vista Cos. is comprised of Vista Equities Group, Vista Management Co. and Vista Brokerage Services. Vista Equities develops new properties and acquires existing properties. Vista Management provides leasing and property management services for third party owners and Vista’s own investment partnerships. Vista Brokerage Services secures existing properties for Vista and provides brokerage services for third party owners.
KickesUSA to CooperTowne Center in Somerdale, N.J.
Purchase, N.Y. — KicksUSA, a regional retailer offering athletic footwear and family apparel, has opened a 4,600-sq.-ft. store at CooperTowne Center in Somerdale, N.J., according to National Realty & Development Corp., the owner of the center.
Wal-Mart Supercenter, Cinemark Theatres and LA Fitness anchor CooperTowne Center.
Since 2010, CooperTowne Center has received the Public/Private Partnership in Economic Development Award, the New Jersey Planning Officials’ Achievement in Planning Award, and the New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award granted by New Jersey’s Office of Smart Growth.