Many of us knew before the Edward Snowden revelations that the government's reach is long, but when it was made clear just how much they truly have access to, it's fair to say that there were chills all around. Regardless of industry, organizations have a responsibility to protect consumer, patient or user data. If we don't know ...
There’s risk enough when information is housed in a single location, but when data is shared between multiple devices – and particularly when files are transferred online – maintaining security becomes far more complex. Follow this guidance when choosing a file-sharing solution for your firm.
The data breach at Target last November has been widely publicized and widely criticized. The corporation was aware of intrusions in its software, but failed to respond. And the results for the company – one of the nation’s largest retailers – have been disastrous, as evidenced by the tens of millions of dollars the company has already ...
This scenario is built from a real-life experience working for a high-tech company, but it can apply to any organization or situation you might be facing. Apart from tangible physical assets, if we own intellectual property or proprietary information, this issue is relevant.
One tangible benefit to the recent high-profile security breaches in the retail and hospitality industries is that they have shined a light on weaknesses tied to commerce platforms and, at minimum, forced many companies to ponder security upgrades.
As we hear about some of the biggest security breaches in retail history, it seems like good timing that the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has been updated.
The everyday consumer assumes that when they make a purchase, either online or in the checkout line, their card data is handed off to a trusted source, with security in place to protect them.
Target’s consumer data breach was massive in scope and impact – 70 million consumers had their payment information hacked/stolen, along with other personal information.
Technology developments in many business areas will have strong impacts on important aspects of risk and compliance management in 2014.
The painful reality is that data breaches are daily occurrences. If a company is lucky enough not to have had a data breach to date, it is likely that luck will not last.