Credit Card Security Is Serious Business
Yesterday Janet Wong published an article on our blog about how a lack of security compliance can be costly to your business. Fewer than 24 hours later, VentureBeat reported how a certain Google search revealed the credit card numbers of some Blippy users. (Blippy is a social shopping site that describes itself as ‘a fun and easy way to see and discuss what everyone is buying’). The most recent post I’ve seen on VentureBeat asks if this incident will damage their business.
All of this makes Janet’s post very timely, and I encourage you all to read it. To note that protecting the private data that customers (or in this case site users) entrust to your business is critically important almost seems like a given. While the saying goes ‘there’s no such thing as bad publicity’, in a case like this, I doubt it will hold true.