Is Chip and Pin the Answer to Retail Security? SecureState Offers Advice for Industry

After Massive Target and Neiman Marcus Breaches, Retailers Look to Tech to Solve their Woes

Jan 16, 2014, 07:05 ET from SecureState

CLEVELAND, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the days following news that Target's compromise was much larger than originally reported, affecting 110 million customers opposed to 70 million, retailer Neiman Marcus announced that they too were hacked. What followed was a rash of security and retail experts offering up chip and pin technology as a solution to this problem.


Experts at SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, disagree stating that technology will not solve this problem; it will only reduce risk.

"It's 2014. We expect retailers of this magnitude to have better security, weigh their risks and spend the resources necessary to secure their data," Ken Stasiak, SecureState CEO said. "They don't because consumers and the government don't demand it, and before we talk about chip and pin businesses have to spend more on security."

To read the full article on the specifics of chip and pin technology, and how the industry should move forward read: Why Chip and Pin Isn't the Answer to Retailers' Problems

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