Each year the Business Record gets the pulse on key issues affecting the region’s business community from our audience. Back in October we reached out, and Des Moines leaders delivered. Catch a glimpse of what people thought about artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles in Des Moines and cybersecurity below, and look for the Business Record’s annual […]

Two months after employees of the cybersecurity firm Coalfire were arrested during penetration testing of state and county courthouses, the security community in Iowa gathered in an Adel Public Library community room — just blocks from the Dallas County Courthouse where they were caught. Awareness Con, organized by Black Hills Information Security, went to the […]

The CEO of the cybersecurity company that employs two men who were arrested after breaking into Iowa courthouses while on contract with the judicial branch called his workers pawns in a dispute between state and county officials, reports the Des Moines Register. The charges against Justin Wynn and Gary Demercurio, employees of Coalfire, were reduced from […]

A new class-action lawsuit filed against Hy-Vee claims the midwestern chain’s recent data breach was the “inevitable result” of inadequate data security despite growing threats against payment card systems. Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) alleges that Hy-Vee “failed to take adequate measures to assist affected customers, choosing instead to spread out information about […]

Anders Sörman-Nilsson was a lawyer before he became an internationally-known futurist, author and public speaker on the TEDGlobal circuit. His mother, who still runs the family menswear business in Stockholm, Sweden, still thinks of him as a “glorified astrologer,” Sörman-Nilsson told the audience at this week’s Iowa Technology Summit during the keynote.  “There’s no one […]

Hy-Vee Inc. released a new database for shoppers worried their credit or debit card information may be at risk from the payment data breach first reported on Aug. 14.  An investigation found malware designed to access payment card data from cards used at point-of-sale (POS) devices at Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants, […]

Drivers who paid Ames parking tickets through the city’s online payment system are being warned to watch their financial statements for the next few weeks after the software company reported a data breach from July 30 to Sept. 12.  Paper notices have been sent to the 1,498 individuals affected by the breach. This is the second breach […]

An Iowa software company selling data services to auto dealers has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after the FTC alleged the firm’s poor data security practices led to a breach exposing personal information of millions of auto dealer customers.  The FTC approved the settlement this week with LightYear Dealer Technologies LLC, […]

The FBI received 10 reports of ransomware attacks in Iowa in 2018, but experts think the problem is bigger than that, reports KCCI. Many are starting to treat cyber risks the same as the risk of a fire or storm damage, and choosing to purchase insurance. Travelers Insurance estimates fewer than 50% of businesses use […]

More than 5.3 million new payment card accounts on sale at an underground data market may be tied to the July data security event suffered by Hy-Vee Inc. at its fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants, a security researcher announced this week. Card account records from cardholders in 35 U.S. states are being sold […]