Data security breaches

  • 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.

  • September 25, 2007 25 Sep'07

    TJX should have had stronger Wi-Fi encryption, say Canadian officials

    TJX Cos. should have moved faster to upgrade its Wi-Fi security from WEP encryption to WPA encryption, say Canadian officials.

  • September 25, 2007 25 Sep'07

    Canadian officials to release TJX report, settlement nears

    Canadian data privacy officials plan to release a report outlining the TJX data security breach just days after TJX reached a tentative settlement with victims.

  • September 20, 2007 20 Sep'07

    Report: Companies still stumped by PCI DSS

    A VeriSign review of PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) assessments it conducted found that more than half were still stumbling on the path to compliance.

  • September 05, 2007 05 Sep'07

    Data security breach at Pfizer affects thousands

    A Pfizer employee removed files exposing 34,000 people to potential identity fraud, according to the company. It was the third data breach at the company in three months.

  • August 29, 2007 29 Aug'07

    Laptop theft exposes data of 106,000 taxpayers

    Connecticut state officials acknowledged the theft of an employee laptop containing thousands of taxpayer names and Social Security numbers.

  • August 28, 2007 28 Aug'07

    iPhone not ready for the enterprise

    While the Apple iPhone won't be the first choice of many enterprises, a group of industry analysts say it could have a positive impact on future devices.

  • August 21, 2007 21 Aug'07

    Ukrainian linked to sales of credit cards stolen from TJX

    It looks as if the U.S. government is closing in on some of the folks who they believe were involved in the huge data theft at TJX that became public earlier this year. The Boston Globe reported ...

  • August 15, 2007 15 Aug'07

    TJX profit takes hit over data breach

    TJX says it has spent $256 million responding to the massive data breach that exposed 45 million customers to identity fraud, and the bottom line has suffered as a result.