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The stakes have gotten higher when it comes to protecting consumer data. Some highly publicized, significant data breaches have motivated retailers and solution providers to rethink their approaches to data security. It’s a constant challenge to stay ahead of hackers and other criminals, but it’s also an industry mandate. Find out more about new solutions and how to keep up with PCI compliance here.

Kmart Investigates Payment System Breach

Kmart is investigating a store payment data system breach, according to President and Chief Member Officer Alasdair James. On Oct. 9, 2014, the Kmart IT team determined that the payment data systems at Kmart Stores had been infected with a new form of malware in early September 2014. The malware…
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51 UPS Stores May Be Impacted By Data Breach

Shortly after SuperValu announced a data breach that potentially impacted 209 locations, The UPS Store has reported a similar incident. The subsidiary of United Parcel Service of North America (UPS) revealed yesterday that the breach could have compromised customer credit and debit card data from 51 UPS franchise locations nationwide.…
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SuperValu, Albertson’s Report Data Breach

Supermarket chain SuperValu is investigating a data breach that may have affected credit and debit cards swiped at POS systems in 209 stores between June 22 and July 17, 2014. The breach may have resulted in the theft of account numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names of customers using payment…
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In The Wake Of The Target Fiasco, Where Retailers Need To Focus Data-Security Efforts

The massive breach of Target's data security systems in late 2013 surprised many customers who have come to take the safety of electronic transactions for granted. To insiders following consumer data theft, however, it came as less of a revelation. To them, the Target breach merely served as a painful reminder of the relative weakness of data security systems in the American retail industry. As retailers have expanded their operations across a broader variety of platforms, they have too often neglected to establish necessary safeguards on the information transmitted across those platforms. Where customers see greater convenience, sophisticated hackers see new opportunities.

Reduce Retail Theft By Hiring Smarter

In the 25th annual Retail Theft Survey by Jack L. Hayes International, data revealed that in 2012 1,145,688 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended, up 7.3% from 2011. In fact, 71,095 dishonest employees were apprehended in 2012, up 5.5% from 2011 and more than $50 million was recovered from these apprehensions, up 7.0% from 2011. Essentially, one in every 40 employees was apprehended for theft from their employer in 2012 (based on over 2.8 million employees). The number one way to combat these theft issues is to ultimately make better hiring decisions. Organizations can purchase all of the security cameras, product tags, in-store loss prevention officers and alarm systems they want — but at the end of the day, it’s the quality of the people representing their brand that are going to directly impact these changes.

EBay Urges Users To Change Passwords Following Database Hack

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E-Commerce giant eBay has confirmed that one of its databases was compromised by a cyberattack between late February and early March 2014. As a result, the company is asking users to change their account passwords. The database contained personal information including customer names, passwords, dates of birth, phone numbers, home…
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Retail Execs Unite To Combat Cyber Crime

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has assembled a panel of executives from a number of major retailers, including J.C. Penney and Target, to launch the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), which is designed to strengthen defenses against cyber attacks. The R-CISC is an independent organization, the centerpiece of…
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Target Appoints CIO, Boosts Security Measures

Target has appointed Bob DeRodes as its EVP and Chief Information Officer to lead the company’s IT transformation efforts. The mega retailer also announced the addition of security enhancements that will address issues coming to light following its 2013 data breach. As EVP/CIO, DeRodes will assume oversight of the Target…
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WhitePages Launches PRO Identity Score

WhitePages, a provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., has launched WhitePages PRO Identity Score to help businesses validate customer contact information and accelerate their order flow. With the WhitePages PRO Identity Score, merchants can easily identify and halt fraudulent orders and activities, and clear legitimate…
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Morrisons Employee Arrested For Employee Data Theft

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Morrisons, the fourth largest supermarket chain in the UK, announced the arrest of an employee who has been accused of data theft as well as the publication of employee bank details and salary information from the company’s internal database. The company said the data theft affected approximately 100,000 staff members…
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Verizon Investigates Breaches; Releases Security Report

On the heels of more potential security breaches being investigated by Verizon, the company is working to help retail companies be better prepared to fight security threats, following the release of its 2014 PCI Compliance Report. While PCI Compliance alone will not deter all breaches, it will go a long way to mitigating problems and improving the overall perception of the brand, noted Stephen Reynolds, Facilities Manager at Verizon Federal Network Systems, in an interview with Retail TouchPoints. But many retail organizations struggle to make PCI Compliance a business priority. “We continue to see organizations that view it [PCI Compliance] as a separate project,” Reynolds explained. “They must integrated it into existing security frameworks within the organization. If compliance is done right, then security is done right.”
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