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Chick-fil-A Breach: Avoiding 5 Common Security Mistakes
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jamieinmontreal
jamieinmontreal,
User Rank: Strategist
3/18/2015 | 11:11:59 AM
Suggestion 2 - additional possibiility
Individual strong passwords for each POS system would certainly do something but if the organization is large enough (Chick-fil-A, McDs, Harvey's, Marshall's etc etc etc) the chances are those passwords won't be changed regularly and will also be shared among admins opening up a security threat.   Hackers have way more time and resources and people generally speaking will default to convenience even when it's in breach of security policies.

Proper privileged access management is the right solution for this piece.

Very much in agreement on the other items though - 2FA in particular should be a standard approach along with better access management on all systems!

 
vnewman2
vnewman2,
User Rank: Strategist
1/13/2015 | 3:03:21 AM
Re: Security Basics: Don't Take for Granted
Banks have been allowed to proceed with their class action lawsuit against Target Corporation over losses they incurred from the massive data breach at the retailer last year. As large-scale breaches become more prevalent, banks likely will push back against the expectation that they will cover both the costs of fraudulent charges as well as consumer remediation efforts.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
1/12/2015 | 10:11:56 AM
Re: Security Basics: Don't Take for Granted
It's always good to be reminded about the low-hanging fruit. If the security teams aren't paying attention, you  can e sure that the attackers are...
Technocrati
Technocrati,
User Rank: Ninja
1/11/2015 | 6:59:39 PM
Security Basics: Don't Take for Granted
These steps do seem rather rudimentary but as is mentioned at least one of these fundamentals were either not carried out or maintained. Security is difficult enough, so I don't understand why admins in the retail sector are not taking advantage of the easy tasks.

I guess everyone could be quilty of this - but security can no longer be viewed as a passive, boring chore.


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