Thursday, September 24, 2009

Companies Still Not Securing Customer Data

Larry Barrett writes on

Despite a slew of disastrous, high-profile identity theft cases in the past few years, companies conducting transactions both online and in their brick-and-mortar stores still aren't doing enough to protect their customers' personal and financial data, according to a new survey released by Imperva and the Ponemon Institute.

The survey, which queried IT security professionals responsible for securing data at 517 U.S. and multinational companies, found that 55 percent are securing credit card information but not Social Security numbers, bank account details and variety of other customer data.

Imperva, a data security software vendor and the Ponemon Institute, an independent research firm, embarked on the survey hoping to find out just how many companies were complying with the Payment Card Industry's (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) and how many were going above and beyond the credit card industry's security benchmark.

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