1. The Target breach, two years later

    The Target breach, two years later

    With the annual orgy of holiday shopping officially kicking off this week, has anything really changed since the breach that rocked retail?

    But on December 18, 2013, the carefree days of consumerism came to a screeching halt as the news first broke that discount retail giant Target had been hit with an unprecedented data breach.

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    1. Target remains the most significant breach in history because it was the fist time the CEO of a major corporation got fired because of a data breach.
    2. The Target breach definitely brought the issue into sharp focus and sparked much more engagement and commitment from both financial institutions and merchants.
    3. Companies are not effectively sharing the right information about attacks to enable defenders throughout the industry to improve.
    4. You can throw all the money you want at security but it's useless if you're not investing in the right assets.
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