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  • November 29, 2007 29 Nov'07

    With data breach costs soaring, companies should review data sharing policies

    Companies are sharing intellectual property in increasing numbers, but many organizations fail to monitor and enforce their policies, according to a recent survey.

  • November 27, 2007 27 Nov'07

    How to handle a data breach with some dignity

    Say this for the unfortunate folks at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs: they know how to respond to a data breach. I'm not necessarily talking about the legal response or notification of citizens ...

  • November 20, 2007 20 Nov'07

    Missing in the UK: Discs with 25 million records

    This news should be unsettling to every family in the UK with kids under 16: The BBC is reporting that two computer discs housing their names, addresses, birth dates, National Insurance numbers ...

  • November 20, 2007 20 Nov'07

    Experts: Privacy and security officers living in silos

    To better deal with the data breach threat, industry experts say security and privacy officers must work as a team.

  • November 12, 2007 12 Nov'07

    Convio acknowledges security breach

    Attackers targeted the Convio platform nonprofits use to send email to volunteers, donors, members and other constituents, the company admits.

  • November 08, 2007 08 Nov'07

    CSI 2007: Disclosing a data breach? Not so fast!

    While it's important to let customers know when their information may have been hacked, security experts say companies can end up in more trouble when they go public too quickly.

  • November 08, 2007 08 Nov'07

    PCI DSS Council adding new standard for payment applications

    The Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) is based on Visa's Payment Application Best Practices. It's designed to bolster security during application development.

  • November 05, 2007 05 Nov'07

    Destroying that disk isn’t always enough

    This morning at the CSI 2007 security conference in Arlington, Va., attendees got some insight into the future of criminal investigations in the cyber world from Jim Christy, director of futures ...

  • November 05, 2007 05 Nov'07

    Don't blame PCI DSS for TJX troubles, IT pros say

    Data breaches at TJX and elsewhere have some questioning the effectiveness of PCI DSS, but others say the real problem is how companies approach the guidelines.

  • November 01, 2007 01 Nov'07

    IBM to boost security spending, push PCI DSS program

    IBM plans to invest $1.5 billion on security research in 2008. The company is also using recent acquisitions to introduce a PCI DSS program.

  • October 24, 2007 24 Oct'07

    TJX breach compromised more than 94 million accounts

    The security breach at TJX compromised 94 million accounts -- far more than the 45 million TJX has acknowledged -- a banking group claims in court filings.

  • October 24, 2007 24 Oct'07

    Should TJX really be worried about data breach fallout?

    Though more than 94 million accounts may have been compromised in the TJX data security breach, customers remain faithful. That doesn't mean companies can relax their standards.

  • October 23, 2007 23 Oct'07

    Microsoft report warns of more data breaches

    Microsoft's latest security intelligence report and a survey of marketing, security and privacy staff suggests data breaches happen when departments don't communicate.

  • October 19, 2007 19 Oct'07

    Track data breaches, protect yourself

    As a tech security journalist, I try to stay on top of any new report of data security breaches. It's becoming an increasingly tall order when one considers all the sensitive data that's been ...

  • October 17, 2007 17 Oct'07

    Home Depot and Iron Mountain report missing data

    Missing data traced to Home Depot and Iron Mountain shows that companies can't just say a missing device is encrypted. They must be able to prove it, one expert says.

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