Posts Tagged ‘Data Breach’
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U.S. Data Breaches Increase at Record Pace, Study Finds

The number of U.S. data breaches tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to recent numbers released by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and identity and data defense services firm CyberScout.

This represents a significant jump of 29 percent over 2016…

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The Biggest Threat to Data Security, Is Us

We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about data breaches and high-tech hacking. Whether we’re talking credit card numbers at a store or the files on a political party’s hard drive, it seems that no data is secure these days, and thieves are running wild.

However…

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Convenience vs Security for Credit Union Members

A recent data breach at Wendy’s hurt a lot of credit unions, and their members. What makes things worse is that features put in place to make security management convenient can result CU members being victimized even when thieves don’t have their PINs.

This news came from a…

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Data Security Is Getting an Upgrade

Last year we saw massive data breaches at leading retailers, and the hacking of a major movie studio by a foreign government. This year, companies say they are getting serious about upgrading their data security.

A recent survey of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) by Robert Half Technology found that corporate…

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Minding the Store Customer Data

Businesses that fail to protect their customers’ data risk losing sales and customer relationships, according to a new study.

Identity Finder – a firm that offers software to protect sensitive data – said it commissioned a survey looking into the impact of data breaches on customer behavior.

It’s a timely subject…

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Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Data?

Recent data breaches that hit major retailers over last year’s holiday season put data security in the news. There has since been a struggle – pitting merchants against financial institutions — to determine just who is responsible for protecting customer financial data. But what do consumers think of all this?

Some…

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