Communications conference addresses cybercrime

The fallout continues after the massive target data breach that compromised the personal information of millions of customers.

The industry has been looking at solutions to thwart cybercrime.

Hundreds of local business owners attended a Hawaiian Telcom Technology seminar, where they learned detection is just as important as prevention.

“Prevention is nice and it is important but detection is a must. That underscores a number of security breaches that you’re seeing today. You look at the time that has elapsed that they are able to detect the problem that it exists, and that is a critical issue,” HP Security Research director of threat research Scott Lambert said.

Consumers should take their own precautions to protect credit and debit card information — and stay prepared to respond quickly to another data theft scenario.

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