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Three Ways Businesses Can Prevent a Data Breach

While the Home Depot data breach has compromised as many as 56 million customer cards, there are a few steps that could have prevented the massive breach, according to an article by Market Watch. For four months, cardholder data moved inside the Home Depot IT infrastructure and was transferred outside the company without suspicion, the article says.

Three steps the home improvement retailer could have taken were to keep cardholder information separate, audit the entire process and those with access to accounts, as well as documenting all system activities.

As retailers move into the busy holiday season, it’s important to follow up on these tactics and keep customers from avoiding retail due to large breaches.

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About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon
Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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