Are we a Target?

2014 has started out with a bang in terms of publicly disclosed compromised systems.  We entered the year with a slew of privacy events starting with Target’s massive breach, followed by other retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Michael’s and a current investigation with lodging and food services giant White Lodging.  The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has …

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Why Target’s Breach Included PIN Data

Last Friday Target issued an update acknowledging that encrypted PIN data were included in the data stolen in their recent breach. This quickly became a hot news segment and the social media was abuzz with renewed criticism of the retailer. Though the data technically was stolen, and I applaud Target for publicly announcing it, this …

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Target Security Breached: What You Need to Know

All it takes is one big nasty security breach and the whole world will be watching you through a microscope.  Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) issued a press release this past Thursday confirming that 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been compromised between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.  When I first …

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