90% of 2014 data breaches were preventable

Home Depot, Staples, Bebe, Supervalu, the list of retail data breaches in 2014 is a lengthy one. However, the Online Trust Alliance determined that 90 percent of these hacks were preventable had the companies been prepared. Hoping to rectify the problem in 2015, the OTA has released 12 critical security practices, which include segregating internal systems to prevent hackers from accessing sensitive material in one sweep—which would have been useful in the cases of Target and Home Depot. Story

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