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If your system has personal information, it needs to be secure

If your system has personal information, it needs to be secure

The recent struggles of photo-sharing service Snapchat offer up a valuable lesson for businesses everywhere.  The application was vulnerable to intrusion, a fact that was pointed out to its owners several months ago. This warning was summarily ignored and, true to prediction, the app was hacked and the private information of about 4.6 million users was released.  While the organization has promised that it's working to institute safeguards to better protect the data of its 20 million users, the cavalier attitude towards the earlier warning is a definite sign for ...
Data breaches an ongoing threat

Data breaches an ongoing threat

Recently, Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels all had sensitive customer information stolen. Over 100 million customers had their data fall into nefarious hands, and the worst may be yet to come: according to some experts, the issue of retailers being hacked could be a persistent one moving forward.  "Attackers no longer spam at will," says Steve Durbin, global vice president of Information Security Forum. "They are increasingly targeting—learning the habits and preferences of their potential targets to better tailor malware to the intended audience. There's little chance that this ...

 

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