Several payment system experts testifying at a Senate hearing on Feb. 3 urged the adoption of chip card technology in the wake of breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. But representatives of banking and retailing engaged in some finger-pointing.
The PCI Security Standards Council has no plans to modify its standards for payment card data security in response to high-profile payment card breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, says Bob Russo, the council's general manager.
They're thought-leaders. Movers and shakers. VIPs and MVPs within their industry sectors. And their actions weigh heavily on how information security is practiced, taught and tested. These are 2014's Influencers.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in the wake of a recent data breach that affected nearly 840,000 members. One legal expert predicts breach-related litigation could soar in 2014.
Anecdotal evidence usually supports the data the Labor Department culls on IT security employment. Usually isn't always, and the 2013 stats reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are at odds with what is likely true.
The breach at Target stores that may have affected as many as 40 million credit and debit card account holders is a watershed moment that could greatly raise awareness of cybersecurity risks, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
Social media sites are increasingly popular platforms for patients dealing with medical issues. But there are also privacy and security risks involved, and healthcare providers can help patients navigate these.
The breach at Target Corp. that compromised as many as 40 million payment card accounts, along with the personal information of about 70 million customers, was the result of hackers stealing electronic credentials from a vendor, the retailer reports.
The next director of the National Security Agency is a trained cryptographer who'll need to use his years of experience as a top Navy leader to implement reforms at the agency rocked by the leaks of former contractor Edward Snowden.