Category: PCI Compliance

Americans agree government must do more to protect data, but can the government act?

The National Consumer League released a study last week based on surveys from identity fraud victims across the United States. It claims that just 28 percent of victims think the government’s requirements for protecting healthcare and financial data are sufficient. … Continue reading

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Experts: Be fast and forthcoming with details of a data breach

After the recent rash of high-profile data breaches, the Internet is ripe with tips for handling a breach at your organization. The standard experts’ message: Notify consumers immediately and don’t downplay the impact. The Dallas Morning News has a keen … Continue reading

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Friend or foe? Cybersecurity risks for shared data and a few precautions

Mom always said to choose your friends wisely. Maybe she was trying to protect you from a data breach. AT&T learned that lesson the hard way. From a statement released by the company : “We recently learned that three employees … Continue reading

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Another U.S. retailer discovers the real cost of card holder data theft: customer loyalty

As another large U.S. retailer – this time restaurant chain P.F. Changs – suffers the impact of a data breach, results of a survey released Thursday show that consumers are firmly holding retailers responsible at a rate nearly that of … Continue reading

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What took so long? How data breaches can go months without being detected

After the recent eBay data breach in which more than 145 million user records were reportedly compromised by hackers, the internet is once again full of stories about consumers demanding better protection, analysts blaming organizations for not following basic cybersecurity … Continue reading

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Online Tech exhibits at Chicago internet retailing expo

“Changing, Connecting, Creating” is the theme of this year’s IRCE, the world’s largest e-commerce event happening in Chicago June 10-13. With over 200 speakers, and 10,000 expected guests, plan on tons of connecting and creating. Tracks will range from B2B … Continue reading

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Cloud Security at Columbus Information Security Conference

On May 22nd, industry experts from around the Columbus area will converge to speak at the Data Connectors Columbus Tech Security Conference. This will be held in the Quest Conference Centers in Columbus. The focus of the Data Connectors event … Continue reading

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Data breaches ending careers “right to the top” of C-suite

Co-CEO Yan Ness has a saying that Online Tech is “in the business of helping our clients sleep at night.” Primarily, he’s speaking of organizations not losing sleep worrying about compliance and data security. But at the C-suite level, more … Continue reading

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Is the FTC enforcing better cybersecurity for data protection in non-regulated industries?

Those of us working in the security and compliance world are very aware of the data privacy rules and enforcement in different regulated industries: Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Office of Civil Rights (OCR) have broad authority over … Continue reading

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Federal court upholds FTC’s authority to penalize lax cyber security measures protecting personal information and credit card numbers

The Federal Trade Commission has taken new assertive action to protect consumer data privacy interests, this time relating to breaches of payment card information, and other consumer personal information by Wyndham Worldwide, a company which owns and manages hotels. Just … Continue reading

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