[ISN] Report: Target failed to execute security basics

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2988502/security/report-target-failed-to-execute-security-basics.html By Tim Greene Network World Oct 1, 2015 Verizon consultants probed Target’s network for weaknesses in the immediate aftermath of the company’s 2013 breach and came back with results that point to one overriding – if not dramatic – lesson: be sure to implement basic security best practices. In a recent KrebsOnSecurity post, Brian Krebs details Verizon’s findings as set down in a Target corporate report. The findings demonstrate that it really is important to put in place all the mundane security best practices widely talked about, and that without them even the best new security platforms can’t defend against breaches. Here are six things Target did wrong both before and immediately after the breach that contributed to the theft of information from 40 million credit and debit cards. […]