Ramifications of the Target Data Breach

  Target announced last week that credit card information from 40 million of their customers had been stolen. This will have negative consequences for all parties involved for months to come. This security breach included not only debit/credit card numbers but their expiration dates, the security codes (CVV) and the customer names. After the security […]

2013 Data Breaches: A Year in Review

  This year saw its fair share of data breaches, but the number of actual breaches was surprisingly less than in 2012. However, the number of records reported stolen continues to rise. In 2012, according to Privacy Rights Clearninghouse, all major organization types (healthcare, retail, financial, etc.) reported 684 breaches affecting nearly 28 million records. […]

Point of Sale Machines are Potential Cause of Another Data Breach

  Neiman Marcus is the latest victim of a data breach caused by credit card hackers. Brian Krebs reported last week that the upscale department store had its database of customer information hacked last month. This comes in the wake of Targets historic breach of over 40 million credit card numbers and an additional 70 […]

What is Cyber Liability Insurance and Why is it Important?

  Cyber liability insurance protects an organization from risks associated with e-business, the internet, networks, and informational assets controlled by first and third parties. The original cyber liability policies written were almost soely for companies providing computer hardware and software services. Today, with ever changing state and federal regulations, plus the addition of compliance standards […]

Mobile Malware Provides Serious Threat in 2014

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Recent data breaches once again sparks credit card technology debate

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Windows XP end-of-life date is quickly approaching, are you ready?

[vc_row type=”grid” video_bg=”” css=”.vc_custom_1644068142453{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ dp_animation=””][vc_column_text dp_animation=””] In just over 60 days Microsoft’s XP operating system will officially reach the end of its life. There had been rumors of this for the past several years but last year Microsoft finally announced they would be ending support for XP on April 8, […]

Target analysts warned of security weaknesses well before data breach

[vc_row type=”grid” video_bg=”” css=”.vc_custom_1644068101446{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ dp_animation=””][vc_column_text dp_animation=””]It was reported recently that security analysts at Target Corp raised concerns that their payment card system had vulnerabilities, this was at least 2 months before their massive data breach. Initial tests and reviews of the new system had been done, but those alone were […]