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  • Revamping your insider threat program

    By Sandra Gittlen | 14 July, 2014 20:33

    Companies including MITRE are looking at privileged access and how to better lock it down -- without stopping employees from doing their jobs.

  • Major companies, like Target, often fail to act on malware alerts

    By Jaikumar Vijayan | 14 March, 2014 10:27

    Companies that suffer major data breaches almost always portray themselves as victims of cutting edge attack techniques and tools. The reality, though, is often much more mundane.

  • CIO not the only one to blame for Target breach

    By Jaikumar Vijayan | 05 March, 2014 21:27

    That someone had to take the fall for the massive breach at Target is neither surprising nor unexpected. The only question is whether more heads will roll in the aftermath of one the biggest data compromises in retail history.

  • 5 issues that could hamper EMV smartcard adoption in the U.S.

    By Jaikumar Vijayan | 11 February, 2014 12:13

    Migrating U.S. payment systems to the Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) smartcard standard could take significantly longer than envisioned and offer fewer security benefits than what's being touted by proponents of the technology.

  • How smartphones can reshape the way we pay

    By Marco Tabini | 07 February, 2014 13:59

    Target; Nieman-Marcus; Michaels. Lately, it seems that a week doesn't go by without some major retailer being forced to inform customers that their payment systems have been compromised, potentially affecting millions of cardholders and their finances. Of course, that's on top of the myriad scams that happen every day on a smaller scale and end up costing both consumers and businesses billions of dollars every year.

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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.