Access Control

  • P.F. Chang's Confirms It's Another In Litany Of Credit Card Breaches
    P.F. Chang's China Bistro confirmed a credit card data breach impacting all 211 of its restaurants in a statement today, announcing that it is still investigating the scope of the incident. The recent line-of-credit card breaches have heightened awareness about data security and encryption, solution providers said.
  • IDC Security Market Data Reflects Economic Impact Of Cybercrime, Study Finds
    The demand for digital forensics, next-generation firewalls, and identity and access management is increasing significantly, according to information security market trend data from IDC. The market for the security products was associated with a study issued this week estimating the global cost of cybercrime at more than $400 billion.
  • Google Encryption Tool Prompts Call For Data Security Innovation
    Google is testing a new encryption extension for Chrome that could make it easier for users to send secure email messages. The announcement is prompting some experts to seek new ways to shield data and communication from criminals. Meanwhile, encryption providers are increasingly turning to the channel.
  • Gameover Zeus Investigators Detail Malware Attack At Plastics Manufacturer
    The notorious banking Trojan struck hard at Erie, Pa.-based Haysite Reinforced Plastics, bilking the firm of nearly $375,000 in less than two days. The U.S. Justice Department said authorities in 10 countries acted to disrupt the Gameover Zeus botnet. The action included assistance from researchers at Dell SecureWorks, Microsoft, McAfee and other private-sector security firms.
  • Zeus Gameover Botnet Disrupted In Crackdown Tied To CryptoLocker
    Law enforcement agents from 10 countries pinpoint the infrastructure that ties together hundreds of thousands of infected systems. A 30-year-old Russian is suspected of administering the financial botnet that has stolen millions of dollars from online banking users globally.
  • Stolen eBay Employee Credentials Result In Massive User Password Data Breach
    eBay is notifying about 145 million users that a database containing physical and email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were breached in late February and early March. The encrypted passwords were both salted and hashed, providing additional protection against cracking, eBay said.
  • Data Breach Costs Study: Response, Containment Increase
    The ninth annual Cost of Data Breach Study conducted by the Ponemon Institute analyzed the costs incurred by 314 companies in 16 industry sectors. The firm found the costliest breaches often involve lost or stolen devices and third-party business partners.
  • Symantec Slashing Products, Investing In Key Storage, Security Lines
    Symantec will focus on storage management and disaster recovery, while partnering with networking security vendors to better integrate its security platform, said interim CEO Michael Brown. The company posted increasing profits but a decline in revenue in its fourth-quarter earnings report to Wall Street on Thursday.
  • Symantec Redesigns Channel Program To Evaluate Partner Competency
    Symantec's new program rewards additional benefits to partners that can prove a strong technical specialization and sharp sales and consulting expertise. The security and data management vendor said North American partners must meet a variety of requirements, pass a test and be evaluated by a review board to obtain a validated "expert competency" designation.
  • Symantec Executives Acknowledge Sluggishness, Promise Product Integration
    Symantec executives formally kicked off the company's Vision 2014 user conference this week, promising hundreds of customers and partners that it will unveil more tightly integrated products across its portfolio. Engineers are currently merging cloud-based components with its endpoint software and its Altiris IT management platform to create a new product offering, the firm said.
  • Target CEO Steps Down Following Data Breach Fallout
    Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel has stepped down after serving 35 years at the Minneapolis-based retailer. The resignation takes place while Target addresses its massive credit card breach and pushes forward with plans to be the first major retailer in the U.S. to support chip-and-pin payment cards to bolster the security of its store payment systems.