From The Editor | January 17, 2014

5 Steps To Ensure Financial Protection From A Targeted Security Breach

Source: EarthLink

By James Lippard, Earthlink Business

According to the Wall Street Journal, early Thursday Target said that “a data breach may have affected about 40 million credit card and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.”  The U.S. Secret Service is investigating the breach, which was national in scope and affected cards used in stores, not online.

It’s likely that similar attacks this holiday shopping season will be conducted against other retailers than just Target—all retailers should be actively taking steps to minimize risk and be prepared.  The last thing you need is unwanted risk for your customers and negative media attention for your business.

Here are 5 steps retailers should take right now to minimize a security breach during the peak holiday season...

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