cyber security

Target settles credit card data breach case for $18.5 million

$18.5 million settlement with Target in response to allegations that more than 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season, after the retailer failed to provide reasonable data security. California will receive more than $1.4 million – the largest share of any state – from the settlement, which also…

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E-Verify to dispose of decade-old records

purging all transaction records that are more than 10 years old from its system database. This is in an attempt to minimize the amount of Personal Identifiable Information that the U.S. Government maintains, to reduce the risk of online security threats. E-Verify is a free web-based application that allows employers to ensure that their employees…

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DHS to hire 1,000 new employees for cyber security team

Office of Personnel Management gave DHS permission to create up to 1,000 new jobs. By granting this authority, the OPM will allow the Department to bypass many of the hiring procedures that the government currently has in place that could delay hiring. The hope is that, by getting staff on board quicker, DHS can get…

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