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  • 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

    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 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 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.

  • October 11, 2007 11 Oct'07

    What will stop the data breach flood?

    The discussion around what do about the continuing flood of data breaches seems to be reaching a fever pitch. The Cyber Security Industry Alliance is currently pushing hard in Washington for a ...

  • October 11, 2007 11 Oct'07

    With data collection soaring, is it too late to stem the flow?

    With companies and government agencies storing massive amounts of confidential data, some experts are seeking ways to stem the flow. As Dennis Fisher explains, something must be done, and fast.

  • October 10, 2007 10 Oct'07

    TJX tweaks data breach settlement offer

    As we've heard, a federal judge in the TJX data breach case wasn't happy with the settlement the retail giant recently offered for those whose credit card numbers were compromised. This morning ...

  • October 08, 2007 08 Oct'07

    Industry group uses awareness month to lobby for data breach laws

    The Cyber Security Industry Alliance is shifting from educating businesses to targeting members of Congress in its push for tougher data security and data breach notification laws.

  • October 04, 2007 04 Oct'07

    UK group pushes for stiff data security breach laws

    A group representing technology firms is pushing UK lawmakers to pass breach notification laws and data protection rules.

  • October 01, 2007 01 Oct'07

    As data breaches snowball, IT pros look for answers

    The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse says more than 166 million IDs have been compromised to date. IT professionals are seeking ways to ensure their companies don't add to the tally.

  • October 01, 2007 01 Oct'07

    Gap security breach exposes data on 800,000

    The latest retailer to suffer a security breach is Gap Inc., which blames the exposure of data on 800,000 job applicants on a third-party vendor that manages the information.

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