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The issue of cyber security has become increasingly relevant, with recent attacks on Sony, Target and Anthem making headlines over the past few months. Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management's Patterns of Distinction Security Matters is a one day technology security conference next Thursday, April 23, with a focus on how small businesses can protect themselves from evolving threats. The Center's Associate Director Michael Ramage joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview.

Dairy Queen Alerts Customers To Data Breach At Hundreds of Stores

Oct 13, 2014

Dairy Queen says nearly 400 of its restaurants across the country were affected by malware that found its way on to credit card terminals.

Those locations include stores in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Somerset, Beaver Dam, Danville, Central City, Russellville and Versailles along with restaurants in Evansville and New Albany, Ind.

The company says the data breach happened mainly during the month of August and affected names, credit card numbers and expiration dates.  But Dairy Queen says PIN numbers were not affected. 

The company says the malware has been removed and no longer poses a threat to customers’ data.

Beshear, Edelen Sign Cyber-Security Bills

Jun 11, 2014
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Gov. Steve Beshear and State Auditor Adam Edelen gathered in Louisville today for a ceremonial signing of a pair of bills—House Bills 5 and 232—intended to shore up Kentucky’s ability to protect citizens’ data from security breaches.

A free technology security conference, the region's largest, The Patterns of Distinction: Security Matters Conference is coming up April 24th. Representatives from Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management: Michael Ramage, Associate Director, and Annie Vandiver, Program Coordinator speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to give a preview of the event and talk about some of the current issues regarding security.

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A bill improving cyber security for Kentucky state government will get a vote in the House.

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen is promising a closer review of cybersecurity within state government agencies. Edelen says he is concerned about dozens of findings in a yearly audit related to security breaches, including the accidental posting of the Social Security numbers of more than 100 current and former state employees on a publicly accessible website last April.