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Lack of access controls, poor password policy behind Target breach, says internal report

In the days after the data breach at Target that exposed 40 million customer debit and credit card numbers, Target commissioned Verizon to examine its networks for security weaknesses. What Verizon found is neither encouraging from an IT security standpoint nor good news for Target in its legal battle with banks.

Fitbit ups corporate wellness ante with HIPAA compliance

Fitness wearable maker Fitbit announced Wednesday its compliance with HIPAA regulations, enabling its corporate wellness product Fitbit Wellness to be more attractive to businesses.

The do's and don'ts of maintaining information security transparency

A data breach can be embarrassing and reputation-damaging for an organization. But, if handled in the right way, an organization's customers and constituents are typically willing to be lenient. In this contributed article, Orlando Scott-Cowley with Mimecast provides some do's and don'ts in handling data breaches.

Target deploys beacons in 50 stores nationwide

Retail giant Target is turning to beacons to boost its customer experience. The chain began piloting beacons Wednesday in 50 of its stores so that shoppers may receive coupons for items on their mobile devices based on their in-store location.

Spotlight: CVS, Target deal will bring 'data security, privacy problems and HIPAA horrors'

Both Target and CVS have bad histories in handling sensitive customer data so what happens when CVS buys Target's pharmacy business? 

Most POS system breaches due to weak passwords or weak remote-access security, says Trustwave

Despite talk of sophisticated cyber criminals compromising point of sale systems with deceptive malware, weak passwords and weak remote-access security are to blame for almost all of the POS system breaches examined by security firm Trustwave.

Proposed $19M settlement between MasterCard, Target falls part

Proposed settlement with MasterCard terminated, as beleaguered retailer continues to grapple with fallout of security breach 18 months later. 

NitlovePOS targets credit card data using spam employment ruse

Researchers at FireEye have discovered a new strain of POS malware called NitlovePOS that steals credit and debit card data. The malware is being distributed through a spam campaign involving fake employment opportunities.

Never waste a good crisis: How to respond to a data breach

Any company can get breached these days. It's really all about how you respond to it that makes a difference between a bad situation and a complete disaster. Here are six tips for how to plan for and respond to a cyber crisis. 

Huntsman enters US market, brings new tech for 'actionable intelligence'

Huntsman, a subsidiary of Australian IT security company Tier-3, Thursday announced its entrance to the U.S. market where it hopes to challenge entrenched security and event management competitors. Huntsman unveiled new tech squarely positioned to capitalize on a trend seeing C-level execs demand more actionable insight regarding IT threats.