A disaster recovery test evaluates your business continuity and disaster recovery plans to ensure they are functional and efficient in the event of a disaster. It’s critical to test your disaster recovery plan on a regular basis to ensure critical applications and operations continue operating after an interruption of service. There are three major areas...Discover More
On January 25th, 2014, Michaels, the world’s largest arts-and-crafts retailer, announced that it “recently learned of possible fraudulent activity on some U.S. payment cards that had been used,” suggesting they had experienced a data breach. Christina Moyer, a customer in Illinois, sued the company for failing to properly safeguard her confidential data. According to Moyer,...Discover More
Coca-Cola Experiences a Data Breach After An Employee Steals Laptops. Coca-Cola has admitted to a data breach after an employee stole dozens of laptops over the course of six years. The stolen laptops went unnoticed and contained the sensitive data of 74,000 individuals. The employee stole a total of 55 laptops from Coca-Cola’s Atlanta offices;...Discover More
Retail POS Security: Four Ways To Prevent Cybercriminals From Attacking Your Point-of-Sales Systems.
The Target and Neiman Marcus (and now Michaels) data breaches generated a lot of concern for retail businesses. The data breaches were caused by memory-scraping malware that’s designed to steal customer names, credit cards numbers, and other personal information. What you should do to prevent these attacks: Upgrade outdated software to prevent infection from malware...Discover More
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has revealed that they’ve detected 20 hacking cases over the past year that used the same POS (point of sale) infecting malware used against Target stores over the 2013 holiday shopping season. Now Michael’s Craft Store, the largest arts and crafts dealer in the U.S. suspects it has...Discover More