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Learning from Targets experience
In the run up to Christmas the US retailer Target (TGT) found itself victim of a data theft with some 70 million customers credit details involved and once the news was out the effect on the business was immediate.
High profile negative media coverage on Target filled news pages just as it needed customers to open wallets and spend.
In a recent Legal Week article the authors consider how Cyber Risk regulation is set to become tighter in the near future with a greater responsibility placed on organisations to have measures in place to secure data and protect processes. In the article it points to research in the US that indicates relatively high levels of torpor in organisations that really should know better.