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Target Faces Of With U.S. Senate’s Rockefeller

During a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing last week, U.S. Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) questioned Target’s chief financial officer, John Mulligan, about the preventative measures the company could have taken to prevent last winter’s data breach.

During a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing last week, U.S. Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) questioned Target’s chief financial officer, John Mulligan, about the preventative measures the company could have taken to prevent last winter’s data breach.

The discussion referenced third parties Target uses that did not adhere to acceptable security protocol.

Mulligan reportedly accepted that if vendors (refrigerator contractor Fazio Mechanical Services in particular) had better security practice the breach could have been avoided.

Also last week, Trustwave, which provides Target with PCI-compliance testing, was named in litigation filed by two banks over the Target breach.

 

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