Our Data Security & Fraud Prevention Roundup contain links to the best data security and fraud prevention-related articles, blog posts, news releases, interviews, and anything else that we found interesting from around the web over the course of the prior week and our thoughts on them.
#1: Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines by Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times (April 7, 2014)
Hackers are coming up with more inventive ways to gain access to organizationsâ€™ sensitive data through devices such as heating and cooling systems, printers, thermostats, and more. Hackers are able to accomplish this by penetrating the weak data security of third-party vendors who have been given access to a larger companyâ€™s sensitive data, inadvertently or not.
#2: Fake job applications most common entry point for fraudsters, says CIFAS by Grace Lewis, People Management (April 8, 2014)
As fraud cases are continuously increasing in the workplace, there is no better time to incorporate more security measures to protect your sensitive data. According to a new report, deceitful job applications have attributed to over 50% of all internal fraud cases just last year.
#3: Â 4 Tips for Choosing a Secure POS System by Sarita Harbour, Business News Daily (April 7, 2013)
If youâ€™re a large retailer or financial institution looking to implement a Point of Sale (POS) system, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Sarita Harbour highlights four areas merchants should focus on, from PCI compliance to Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE).
#4: 6 ways the Internet of Things will transform enterprise security by Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld (April 7, 2014)
Vijayan presents the top 6 ways the Internet of Things trend will affect large enterprises in the coming years, showing how vital it is that organizations start bolstering their data security infrastructures now.
Â #5:Â One of the Most Important Data Security Cases Was Just Decided: FTC v. Wyndham by Daniel Solove, LinkedIn (April 8, 2014)
What is FTC v. Wyndham, and why does it matter for your organization? If your enterprise handles any sort of sensitive personal data, this case makes enforcing good data security practices even more important. Daniel Solove discusses this data security case and what it means for the future of privacy policies.
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