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  • Gartner: IT departments lack finances to protect data

    A new Gartner report says 15 million consumers were victimized by identity theft over 12 months, because companies keep making mistakes like those made by TJX. 

  • Data breach: If customers don't act, data will remain at risk

    To make enterprises take data security seriously, customers must take control of their personally identifiable information and stop handing it out to businesses. 

  • TJX data breach worse than initially feared

    Hackers had access to a larger amount of customer data, TJX executives said in a statement. 

  • Big cities carry biggest ID theft risk

    In other news, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says personal data on 1.8 million veterans and doctors may have been on a hard drive lost last month. 

  • Report: FBI still losing laptops

    The U.S. Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said the FBI is losing up to three laptops a month and failing to determine if confidential data was on them. 

  • RSA Conference: FTC chairman warns against consumer data negligence

    FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras threw down the gauntlet before RSA Conference 2007 attendees this week, saying that companies that claim to properly secure customer data better do just that, or else they'll face steep legal consequences. 

  • RSA Conference: Experts say companies need data theft response plans

    Enterprises that have solid response plans in place before a data breach are more likely to survive after being hacked, said experts at RSA Conference 2007 

  • VA searches for missing external hard drive

    The FBI is investigating the possible theft of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hard drive containing personal data on nearly 50,000 veterans. 

  • When physical and logical security converge

    For an enterprise to protect itself from a broad array of internal and external threats, more companies are considering security programs that forge closer ties between the physical and logical security realms. Billy Hurley explains what's holding th... 

  • Symantec unveils 'universal ID system'

    Symantec said the goal is to create a universally accepted identity system across all Web sites -- from online financial institutions to retailers -- for millions of consumers.