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  • PCI compliance deadlines have retailers scrambling

    Visa's deadlines for PCI data security standard compliance have large retailers scrambling. But experts have little sympathy for those who've waited. The TJX breach should have been incentive enough. 

  • Blog: Data loss rarely leads to ID theft, or does it?

    A new report suggests that lost or stolen data is rarely used to commit identity theft. Oh yeah? Then what are they using it for? Blogger Jeff Kelly takes a closer look at the findings. 

  • CIOs overconfident about protecting intellectual property

    New research suggests most IT organizations think they're doing a good job protecting intellectual property. But their answers to questions about how they protect this information say otherwise. 

  • Security screeners sue over missing TSA hard drive

    A union is suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the loss of a computer hard drive containing the personal information of around 100,000 security screeners. The lawsuit would require the government agency to encrypt employee dat... 

  • FCC imposes rules to prevent pretexting

    The Federal Communications Commission hopes to prevent data burglaries with a set of new regulations for phone companies aimed at preventing the fraudulent practice called "pretexting." 

  • T.J. Maxx probe finds broader hacking

    The TJX Cos., the discount retailer best known for its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls clothing stores, said Wednesday that its hacking investigation has uncovered more extensive exposure of credit and debit card data than it previously believed. 

  • Massachusetts leads national TJX data probe

    The Massachusetts Attorney General is heading up a group of more than 30 states trying to force answers to how the massive TJX data breach happened. 

  • IBM vows solution to identity theft outbreak

    New software developed by IBM promises to put identity management in the hands of the consumer. Will it keep our personal information safe? That depends, analysts say. 

  • Top IT execs could take heat for TJX breach

    Experts say senior IT executives at TJX are most likely on the hot seat today after the retail giant revealed Wednesday a massive computer security breach. 

  • You can't pretext an exploding laptop: 2006 winners and losers

    They were the biggest losers -- and the biggest winners. From exploding laptops to a 29-year-old media millionaire, 2006 saw players either rising from the ashes, or falling from grace. Senior writer Linda Tucci picks her favorites of 2006.