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A few good reasons for CIOs to brush up on their soft skills

The role of the chief information officer is changing from one reliant on technical know-how to one that increasingly relies on soft skills, such as the ability to work well with others and know one's customer.

Researchers: Target app leaking personal information to the Internet

Users of the Target gift-registry app risk having their personal data, such as names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers and wish lists, leaked to the whole world, according to researchers from security firm Avast.

Target inks $39.4M settlement with banks over data breach

Target has reached a $39.4 million settlement with banks and credit unions over claims it lost millions of dollars as a result of the massive 2013 data breach at the retailer, Reuters reported.

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.