Archive for April, 2015

Follow up from RSA 2015

Thousands of information security professionals and security vendors packed the Moscone Center in San Francisco this year for the 2015 RSA Conference.  This year’s theme, “Change: Challenge Today's Security Thinking” was buzzing throughout the conference and educational sessions, and was echoed by some thought provoking keynote speakers. (more)

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Premera Data Security Audit Report: Another Case Study in What Not-to-Do

For some time now, bTrade’s MFT Nation blog has been beating the drum about the importance of updating data security software.  The drum beat (our message) has been to avoid being penny wise and pound foolish--i.e., it’s generally wise economically to make regular investments in upgrades to data security software, rather than face costly expenditures and downtime when your out-of-date software eventually malfunctions.  The drum beat continued when news broke about the FTC vs. Wyndham case, which MFT Nation described as a “case study for what not to do in the rapidly changing world of data security.” (more)

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What Did it Cost Target to Settle Consumer Claims Arising Out of Data Breach?

Last year, we published an article on MFT Nation bog relating to the December 2013 data breach involving the theft of records for millions of Target customers.  Since then, we and many other interested parties have pondered the potential costs associated with such a catastrophic event.  Well, today we received word on what it will cost Target to resolve just one aspect of the breach. (more)

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