Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable - NYTimes.com

Time for some security policy/system remodeling at Home Depot

"In recent years, Home Depot relied on outdated software to protect its network and scanned systems that handled customer information irregularly, those people said. Some members of its security team left as managers dismissed their concerns. Others wondered how Home Depot met industry standards for protecting customer data. One went so far as to warn friends to use cash, rather than credit cards, at the company’s stores.

Then, in 2012, Home Depot hired a computer engineer to help oversee security at its 2,200 stores. But this year, as hacks struck other retailers, that engineer was sentenced to four years in prison for deliberately disabling computers at the company where he previously worked."
Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable - NYTimes.com
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