How is it that Heartland doesn't remain front and center in the mainstream media?
I made the mistake of popping open a browser today and loading my preferred news website, and it was sort of like the ultimate one-two punch that hit me with concussive force.
Most of us deal with the ubiquitous spreadsheet at least once a day in our daily work. Whether it is creating or updating reports for senior management or keeping track of equipment inventories - or the hundreds of other uses for spreadsheets - financial institutions depend on these workhorses to retain and create...
Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) may be the only "new" data breach, after all.
A week after at least two banking institutions and a state banking association reported a new data breach that had been announced to them by Visa, the credit card company now is saying that its recent alerts to card issuers were actually...
I was thinking after my last few Heartland-centric posts that I should probably get back to covering the basics of our practice and re-focus on all things regulatory. So I started skimming through my notes from recently completed fieldwork looking for ideas. The last few engagements happened to be with Credit Union...
Spring time in Washington D.C. used to be marked by the pink and white splashes of color of the cherry trees that line the Potomac and the Tidal basin.
Now I suspect this spring (or possibly even sooner) we're going to see some color of a different kind in D.C. - the color red.
In addition to the well-publicized Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach, an additional payment processor appears to have been hacked, affecting an unknown number of banking institutions, consumers and cards.
Two banking institutions and a state banking association have reported this new breach to their...
I read the news today, oh, boy.
About another credit card processor that supposedly has been breached, exposing consumers and cards to potential fraud.
This news comes almost a month exactly after Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) went public with news of its data breach sometime in 2008.
The number of financial institutions that stepped forward to say their customers' credit or debit cards were compromised because of the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach has now reached more than 500.
Little more than a month ago, on Jan. 20, Heartland, a Princeton, NJ-based payments processor, went...
A consortium of federal agencies and private organizations has just released the first version of the Consensus Audit Guidelines (CAG), which defines the most critical cyber security controls to protect government agencies and critical infrastructure industries, including financial services.
Scores of banking institutions have stepped forward and said they and their customers have been impacted by the Heartland Payment Systems data breach. But what can and should they do to understand and respond to the breach?
In an exclusive interview, Doug Johnson of the American Bankers Association...
Interview With Dick Langford, VP, BB&T
What happens after a major security breach such as the Heartland Payment Systems hack? How do banking institutions go about notifying their customers - whose responsibility is it?
At BB&T in Winston-Salem, NC, the role is filled by Dick Langford, Vice President and Manager,...
Times are tough, and we all continue to hear about the heightened risk of the insider threat. Granted, unauthorized insider access to data has always been a concern. But the concern is increased now because of the tremendous changes that we are seeing in the economy.
Information security companies reacted quickly to the news of the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) breach. Here is a roundup of thoughts on the breach, recommendations on how to handle personal sensitive data, and what industry thought-leaders see emerging as a result of this breach:
Two Philadelphia law firms have filed class action suits on behalf of all cardholders in the U.S. who had their credit or debit card data stolen in the Heartland Payment System (HPY) data breach. This brings to three the total number of class action lawsuits filed against the Princeton, NJ-based payments processor.
The list of financial institutions impacted by the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) breach now tops 220. In related news, three men in Florida were arrested earlier this week on multiple charges of credit card fraud, and some of the card numbers they allegedly used are tied to the Heartland hack.