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Lack of transparency surrounding data breaches not a good thing

In trying to secretly clean up after the series of data breaches of payment card processing companies, Visa and MasterCard are making ineffectual  the data- loss disclosure laws on the books in more than 30 states.  These hard-won laws were intended to put pressure on companies and organizations  to be more accountable for  sensitive consumer […]

Secrecy shrouds breach of possibly a third payment cards processor

Visa and MasterCard are being circumspect about a new round of warnings they’ve issued regarding stolen credit and debit card numbers circulating in the criminal world — data  possibly stolen from another breach of a payment card processor. This follows major data thefts from Heartland Payment Sytems and RBS WorldPay,  for which precious few details […]

States move to mandate encryption of sensitive personal data

First came data loss disclosure requirements and credit freeze laws. Now comes data encryption laws. In response to the continuing wave of data heists, Massachusettes and Nevada are leading the way in passing new state laws dictating what businesses must do to protect credit card transaction records and other  personal data. These new laws go […]

Cisco and Trend Micro offer router-level protection

Cisco Systems and Trend Micro have come up with a nifty way for home owners and small businesses to centrally deploy antivirus protection to a network of devices – just like a big corporation. The two companies announced a partnership to imbed Trend’s antivirus suite in two models of Linksys by Cisco Wireless-N routers. The […]

Credit bureaus fight consumer-ordered freezes

USA TODAY By Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz, USA TODAY Find the original copy of this article here. SEATTLE – Wearing his trademark bow tie, Eric Ellman goes to work every day prepared to explain why identity theft isn’t as big a threat as people think. His logic has often found friendly ears in Washington, […]