The Dark Side of Encryption

I know it’s very tedious these days to use a Star Wars metaphor, but as everyone’s doing it so will I. Encryption techniques have been used for some time to secure communications and protect personal or intellectual property.

Another Brand, Another Breach

In what is beginning to appear as a weekly occurrence, another major retailer has announced they have been a victim of a data breach. Late last week, Sears-owned discount department store Kmart, quietly announced via a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that the brand had suffered a breach through its point of sale (PoS) systems which were ultimately comprised by malicious software.