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  • January 21, 2008 21 Jan'08

    Laptop stolen from Royal Navy

    The latest entity to report the loss of a laptop with sensitive data is Her Majesty's Royal Navy. The BBC reported that police are investigating the theft of a laptop from a Royal Navy officer that ...

  • December 26, 2007 26 Dec'07

    For data minders, 2007 was a year of living dangerously

    As the number of compromised records pushed past 217 million, experts spoke less about preventing a data breach and more about responding properly after discovering one.

  • December 19, 2007 19 Dec'07

    Banks agree to settle lawsuits against TJX

    Several banking associations have agreed to settle lawsuits connected to the TJX data breach. Specific details of the deal are being kept under wraps.

  • December 13, 2007 13 Dec'07

    TJX data breach costs could be settled in court appeal

    It remains unclear how banks will recoup all the costs associated with reissuing millions of credit cards as a result of the TJX breach.

  • December 06, 2007 06 Dec'07

    Sophisticated spam, employee errors continue unabated

    Spam volume continues to climb and grow more dangerous, tricking employees into opening malware laden messages.

  • December 03, 2007 03 Dec'07

    TJX offers $40.9 million breach settlement

    Banks have until Dec. 19 to decide whether to accept TJX's $40.9 million settlement offer to cover costs connected to the retailer's massive data breach.

  • November 29, 2007 29 Nov'07

    Data breach costs soar

    A Ponemon Institute study indicates the costs associated with data breaches have soared and will continue to skyrocket unless companies do more to prevent them in the first place.

  • 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

    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 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 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 ...

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