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Recovering From a Security Breach: SecureState on What’s Next for Target

December 19, 2013

CLEVELAND, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Target’s 40 million credit card account compromise is making headlines globally, but most people do not know that a Payment Card Industry Forensic Investigator (PFI) must investigate this incident.

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Any merchant that processes or stores credit card data must adhere to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards, and when a breach of this size occurs a PFI must investigate.

Ken Stasiak, SecureState CEO, is an expert on data breaches and is uniquely positioned to discuss credit card data breaches, as SecureState, is one of only 10 PFI companies authorized to investigate these types of incidents in the U.S.

“Compliance for an organization of this stature is rigorous, involving more than 220 controls that have to be implemented to prevent a data breach,” Ken Stasiak, SecureState CEO said. “Target is also required to hire a Qualified Security Assessment (QSA) company annually, to audit those controls and attest that the organization is maintaining compliance throughout the review cycle. Clearly, they missed something.”

To read the full article on the specifics of this compromise, how it happened and what happens next, read: Target Credit Card Compromise – What you Need to Know

About SecureState

With the goal of making the world more secure, SecureState provides premier management consulting services for companies internationally. The SecureState team is comprised of several specialties to solve complex business problems including: Advisory Services, Audit & Compliance, Profiling & Penetration, Privacy, Risk Management, and Incident Response.

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