Whether you are a large or small business, beware of these 5 common security problems
March, 2013, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
Every January, the trade press if full of new year’s resolution-like advice… things to do in the coming year, even Coalfire made a few predictions for 2013. I work at Coalfire Labs, and since our business is IT security and testing, we want to share some advice on how to avoid your systems and accounts from being breached. While larger companies may feel they can skip some of these steps, and still remain safe, TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls learned the hard way the damages a breach can cause. Information from up to tens of millions of credit and debit cards was stolen costing TJX millions of dollars to get the problem under control. With this in mind, here is a list of five issues companies are prone to make, and ways to avoid negative ramifications.