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On July 21, 2014, Brian Krebs (once again) broke the news of a potentially major retail breach. Goodwill Industries and its 165 independent agencies across North America appear to be the most recent victims in the seemingly plagued retail...

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Arts and Craftiness: Data Breach at Michaels

Sonali Shah | April 18, 2014

I LOVE shopping at Michaels. It allows people of all ages to express themselves. From paint by number kits, to beads and professional grade oils and varnishes, Michael’s sells products that allow us to, as Pablo Picasso said, “wash away...

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With so much of today's business processes dependent on a complicated network of suppliers, contractors, and service providers, the problem of determining liability for data privacy and protection is quickly coming to a head. When...

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As more and more details surrounding the Target breach continue to unfold, it's becoming evident just how complicated it can be for investigators and journalists to follow the trail of evidence left behind. The latest reports suggest that...

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On January 1, several of the new compliance standards of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard v. 3.0 (PCI DSS 3.0) became effective. These standards were issued in order to ensure that businesses are utilizing best practices to...

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Many of the facts surrounding the Target breach still remain unclear, even as details continue to emerge publicly. We still don’t know what the final tally of breached organizations will be, but the list keeps growing. In addition to who...

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The past few weeks have been full of news regarding cyber attacks in the retail sector. First Target, and then Neiman Marcus. Now news outlets are reporting that three other well-known retailers may announce breaches that occurred in the...

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In light of the recent news of retailers being attacked late last year, we at BitSight looked into our SecurityRatings (an external measure of a company’s security posture) to gain some insight into these attacks. In our November 2013...

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