Rudet Fountain, VP of NACM Relations at United TranzActions, said the breach should serve as a warning bell for those in the business credit world.
"Thieves are looking for data anywhere they can get it," said Fountain
"For whatever reason, some companies seem to think they have a choice in or options about PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).
Quite frankly, they don't.
We all do have an obligation; I don't care how big you are."
Fountain, moderator of the "FAQ on Credit Card Processing" session at NACM's Credit Congress in Nashville, later added the breach "is going to cost Sony big time, even if no one uses the data.
believes the biggest risk could be hiding in what appears to be little more than a cluttered desk.
"Statistics show that 80% of these breaches still occur in the brick and mortar environment...and the biggest I see is information on applications that are just lying on desks," Fountain
said of credit departments he's
passed through in recent months and years.
"A breach of any kind says something about your data security," Fountain