Tag: Data breach

Digitised healthcare records – a matter of life and death?

Is the health of your health records at risk? In our quest to make personal health data easily available to medical professionals and reduce the number of paper files, many countries have mandated the use of electronic medical records (EMR). The challenge is that these records are typically not well protected leaving the door wide […]

RSA Conference 2012: First thoughts from the show floor

My feet have barely touched the ground at this year’s RSA Conference, and already there are too many talking points to mention. One thing which immediately struck me is the sheer number of people attending this year compared to 2011. The reason for this, which RSA president Art Coviello addressed in his opening keynote: the […]

Global Payments Data Breach: a wake-up call for the US…

In what is undoubtedly one of the biggest stories to hit the payments industry so far this year, Global Payments has confirmed that it was the victim of a data breach in January and February which compromised the security of millions of credit card details. As reported by Brian Krebs on Friday, the breach affects […]

The Hacker War – It’s time to get proactive

When it comes to computer hackers going after corporate data networks, “we’re not winning,” FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry told Devlin Barrett of the Wall Street Journal last week. The comment is true, considering that 2011 brought us 535 breaches, with 30.4 million sensitive records involved.  The biggest breaches included Sony, Epsilon and NASDAQ.  […]

More EMV Options than Ever for U.S. Travelers

It used to be that the stereotypical U.S. tourist was the one wearing the white sneakers, shorts, and a fanny pack.  Oh, and don’t forget the giant camera. Today, you can recognize them in other parts of the world as the folks trying to pay with the antiquated magnetic stripe cards instead of the more […]

Internet economics – transforming payments is key to future growth

The internet will only get bigger and better. Or, that’s an impression you get from reading some of the reports compiled by the likes of Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey and any of the organizations looking at the impact of the Internet on our future economies. These reports are looking at the future of our economies, […]