Target’s Woes May Be a Boon for Security Firms

Target’s security breach isn’t bad news for everyone.

One company that stands to benefit: Experian, a credit data company whose investors include BlackRock and Artisan Partners Holdings.

... “You kind of need everybody to collectively get their act together before you’ll see real full penetration in this area,” said Justin Cappos, a computer security expert at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering. “But judging by the number of high-profile breaches we’ve had in the past couple of years, I would think there might be some momentum building to make a change.”

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