The Top 7 HIPAA Risk Analysis Myths

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Travel company fined £150,000 after losing 1,163,996 Credit and Debit Card records

An online travel services company called Think W3 Limited, has been fined £150,000 after it breached the Data Protection Act. Think W3 Limited was hacked in December 2012 after using insecure coding on the website of a subsidiary business, Essential Travel Ltd. A hacker extracted a total of 1,163,996 Credit and Debit Card records. Of […]

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Sony has reached a Class Action settlement for it’s PSN Data Breach

Sony has reached a Class Action Settlement for its PSN Data Breach (good article here Preliminary $15M Settlement Reached in Sony PSN Data Breach Class Action). The Data Breach happened in 2011 and since then Sony has been hit by all manor of Data Protection agencies and now they appear to have settled on a class action in the […]

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29% of Consumers Don’t Trust Retailers With Securing Their Data

An ACI Worldwide global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries revealed distrust among global consumers in retailers to protect their data. Global Consumers: Concerned and Willing to Engage in the Battle Against Fraud,” is the second in a two-part series conducted by ACI Worldwide and Aite Group. Among other findings, only slightly […]

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65% have experienced an SQL injection attack

The second DB Networks sponsored Ponemon Institute report on the SQL injection threat has been released.  The report explores what IT security professionals think about the likely attack chain of recent data breaches involving major retailers such as Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus. The first report focused on how organizations respond to the SQL injection […]

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The risk to Industrial Control Systems and SCADA is believed to have substantially increased

In a Unisys sponsored Ponemon survey of 599 Global IT and IT security executives across 13 countries, IT practitioners whose job involves securing or overseeing the security of their organisation’s information systems or IT infrastructure were permitted to complete the survey. They are also familiar with security standards such as NERC, CIP, NIST, ISO, PCI […]

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The hospitality industry increases it’s adoption of Tokenization and P2Pe

The 2014 and 16th edition of the Hospitality Technology magazine Restaurant Technology Study has produced an 18 page report.  Of specific interest to me was Chapter 5 Payment Security – “End of Swipe-and-Sign Looms”, the chapter states:- The U.S. payment industry is in a period of transition. October 2015 will mark the end of swipe-and-sign. […]

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