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Five Important Lessons from Recent Data Breaches

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    Invest in network defenses

    Hackers are working to exploit weaknesses in retailers’ point-of-sale (POS) systems and networks. For example, they’re targeting weak administrative passwords used to manage POS systems remotely and finding clever ways to install malware. Retailers would do well to strengthen those POS systems and networks.

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Five Important Lessons from Recent Data Breaches

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    Invest in network defenses

    Hackers are working to exploit weaknesses in retailers’ point-of-sale (POS) systems and networks. For example, they’re targeting weak administrative passwords used to manage POS systems remotely and finding clever ways to install malware. Retailers would do well to strengthen those POS systems and networks.

With another security incident making recent headlines, we're looking at five major data loss events in the past month alone. In looking at the responses of Target, Neiman-Marcus, Michaels, Coke and others, companies can learn a lot from how other organizations respond to data breaches - and implement better practices.

This slideshow features five important lessons learned and key takeaways from recent data breaches for businesses that want to protect themselves from similar disasters, as identified by Mark McCurley, senior information security advisor of IDentity Theft 911, a leading provider of personal-touch identity management solutions, identity theft recovery services, breach services and data risk management solutions for businesses.