Content about Computer security

March 31, 2014

Information security firm Trustwave Holdings Inc., which is being sued in connection with the Target Corp. data breach, is denying that it managed data security for Target.

March 17, 2014

When preventing the type of data breaches that have recently gotten the names of several major retailers in the news for all the wrong reasons comes up, the discussion focuses almost exclusively on what type of technology should be employed to prevent them.

March 14, 2014

Target dropped prices on its monitored assortment by more than 20% during the days leading up to its confirmation of the data breach that compromised the security of 70 million customers’ personal information during the pre-holiday shopping season.

March 14, 2014

Target Corp. acknowledged its security software picked up on suspicious activity after a cyber attack was launched, but it decided not to take immediate action.

March 13, 2014

Target Corp. reportedly had early notice of the holiday data breach that exposed the personal and financial information of millions of customers but did not act upon it.

March 6, 2014

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., which sells cosmetics and hair care products both through salons and its own chain of more than 3,000 retail Sally Beauty Supply stores globally, is reporting that it discovered an attempted data breach.

February 11, 2014

The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, a combined effort of the FBI, Secret Service, intelligence agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security, has released a report stating there is no evidence that recent data breaches in the computer networks of U.S., retailers are a deliberate attack on the U.S., economy.

February 6, 2014

Increasingly, commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and other building management systems in retail stores are connected to the Internet. And as recent events have shown, such systems (often called “smart systems”) also raise big security implications.

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 24, 2014

The FBI has reportedly issued a confidential report to U.S. retailers warning that more cyber attacks like the ones recently suffered by Target and Neiman Marcus will occur.

January 21, 2014

Target Corp. notified Canadian shoppers who visited U.S, Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013 that some of their personal data may have been compromised in the major data breach that hit the retailer.

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 16, 2014

Target Corp. will reportedly testify about its recent massive holiday data breach in a Congressional hearing in early February 2014.

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.

January 13, 2014

Network and application security services provider Cybera, Inc. has reached 20,000 deployments of its payment application defined network (ADN) solution.

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.

March 21, 2012

By Theodore J. Kobus III, Esq., Baker & Hostetler LLP

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...

August 18, 2010

IBM announced that Rive Gauche, a chain of perfume and cosmetics stores in Russia, has...

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