For An Encryption Vendor, Bragging That You've Landed The TJX Account May Not Be Wise

Security publicity is always a delicate animal. There are many reasons for that, but the biggest is that retailers don't want to advertise the exact firewall or encryption package they are using, for fear of it giving clues to cyber thieves how to break in.

But for Ingrian Networks, which already had the distinction of its encryption software having been purchased by databreach badboy CardSystems, when TJX ponied up for its encryption package, they couldn't resist announcing it prominently on their Web site.

Then the breach happened and the TJX reference magically and quietly disappeared. Ingrian officials are quick to point that TJX had yet to install their software at the time of their infamous breaches.