Hy-Vee Inc. is investigating unauthorized activity that may have affected payment transactions at fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants, including Market Grilles, Market Grille Expresses and Wahlburgers, the company announced this afternoon. The company, which operates more than 260 stores across eight states, says it has contracted with unnamed cybersecurity firms and notified federal law […]

The state of Iowa has launched the Socrata Connected Government Cloud (SCGC), announced Tyler Technologies, Inc., based in Plano, Texas. SCGC allows policymakers to leverage data for solutions in social and political issues, including crime and public health. Iowa’s adoption was prompted by requirements of the state’s Accountable Government and Taxpayer Transparency Acts, which set […]

Meredith Corporation and Hearst Magazines announced intent to adopt the IAB Tech Lab’s new proposed data labeling standard and compliance program developed for advertisers’ use, scheduled for release later this year. The new standard is being developed by the IAB Tech Lab’s Data Transparency Standards Working Group, a collection of more than 100 organizations that […]

The Neiman Marcus Group has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement several policies following the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Tuesday. About 370,000 cards were affected in the months-long hack by an unknown party, which Neiman Marcus publicly disclosed in January […]

Meg Anderson, vice president and chief information officer at Principal Financial Group, speaks at TAI’s Catalysts Live event on Dec. 4. Photo provided by TAI Des Moines met the stories of ten women shaping their industries on Tuesday. At the Technology Association of Iowa’s reception of the Catalysts project’s first year, attendees gathered in the […]

A data breach could have compromised the payment information of 4,600 motorists who paid city-issued parking tickets in Ames — using a software application also implicated in at least 18 municipal breaches nationally since early 2017. Affected motorists who paid Ames parking tickets using the Click2Gov application from Aug. 10 to Nov. 19 may have […]

A data breach could have compromised the payment information of 4,600 motorists who paid city-issued parking tickets through the city of Ames’ online payment system, the city announced in a press release. Ames information technology staff discovered a potential compromise in the city’s link to third party vendor Click2Gov on Nov. 18, and took the […]

Office Depot is counting on formerly empty storefronts to make a big impact on its new business model: the company’s new Workonomy Hubs offer coworking desks and private offices are part of a catchall location of business services, reports Fast Company. Nationally, Office Depot has closed around 300 locations in two years, so if successful, the […]

“Herman” comes back from vacation over Veteran’s Day weekend to a mess. Herman, who leads the HR department at his company, doesn’t know that a salesperson opened an infected Excel document from an email claiming to be a client over the weekend; on this day, all he knows is that $100,000 of payroll has been […]

The Iowa City Police Department is seeking vendor bids for cellphone tracking technology, reports the Daily Iowan. The department is seeking software with the ability to research mobile phone numbers, map phone records received, analyze records for call-frequency lists and other services that provide location data. Iowa City police have not previously had access to the […]