A look at the TJ Maxx Data Security Fiasco

The banks win.

The TJX retail chain has agreed to pay $9.75 million to the states after a huge data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of cardholders to identity thieves. They have also agreed to implement and maintain a “comprehensive information security program”, supposedly designed to safeguard consumer data at TJX. Since they already attested that they were complying with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards, why should consumers believe them now?
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ZeniMax acquires iD

iD’s gone

IN WHAT IS SURE to be the news event of the year in gaming, ZeniMax Media has completed its acquisition of iD Software. This is a historic merging of two giants of the industry; with titles such as Doom, Quake, Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Wolfenstein under its umbrella, ZeniMax can legitimately say that is home to the most innovative and immersive games ever conceived. In fact, ZeniMax is a Zelda or a Super Mario away from having a monopoly in the legendary games business.
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IBM releases new Tivoli identity manager

A step backwards?

IDENTITY MANAGEMENT and role-based access management have traditionally required several separate software tools, but now, IBM is blurring that line. They’ve just announced the release of the latest version of Tivoli Identity Manager, which includes an integrated role management system and embedded provisioning system. The question is: Is this really an improvement?
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