Elavon partners with Sysnet to provide their EU customers with Secured Pro
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Elavon partners with Sysnet to provide their EU customers with Secured Pro

Today, Sysnet Global Solutions a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions to the payments industry, announced that it has partnered with Elavon Merchant Services to develop Secured Pro; a managed PCI compliance validation and cyber security service that offers enhanced protection against fraud and payment security breaches.   “A new approach to compliance […]

Ransomware – Steps that organisations and businesses need to take
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Ransomware – Steps that organisations and businesses need to take

The recent global ransomware attack, referred to as ‘WannaCry’, that resulted in over 45,000 attacks and infected major companies, hospitals and other government institutions, unfortunately caught many off guard. WannaCry targeted computers running Windows operating systems that had not been updated with a security update released by Microsoft in March 2017, as well as computers […]

Hospitality Sector Under fire: Security incident targeting Sabre’s SynXis hotel reservation system 
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Hospitality Sector Under fire: Security incident targeting Sabre’s SynXis hotel reservation system 

By Peter Burgess, PCI-QSA, CISSP, CISM (Ret), CIPT US based travel industry company Sabre Hospitality Solutions, which provides SaaS (Software as a Service) to more than 36,000 properties, has alerted hotels that a hacker has apparently breached its SynXis Central Reservations application SynXis Enterprise Platform and may have stolen payment card data and customer personal […]

Face-to-face payments: Mobile vs Plastic
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Face-to-face payments: Mobile vs Plastic

By Paul Prior, Senior Vice President Client Engagement As recently reported (BBC, CNBC), MasterCard have just released a payment card with an in-built fingerprint sensor.  There is no question that the introduction of EMV has had a significant impact on driving down card-present fraud and while fingerprint scanners are not foolproof this type of biometric authentication […]

Business & Finance, CIO 100 acknowledges Sysnet’s Patrick Condren, Chief Information Officer
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Business & Finance, CIO 100 acknowledges Sysnet’s Patrick Condren, Chief Information Officer

April 27th, 2017, Dublin, Ireland. Patrick Condren, Chief Information Officer at Sysnet Global Solutions was recently acknowledged in publication Business & Finance as part of the magazines CIO 100 edition. The CIO 100 recognises the top 100 chief information officers who are the key contributors to formulating organisational goals.   As mentioned in the article, […]

ASV external vulnerability scans explained
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ASV external vulnerability scans explained

Requirement 11.2.2 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, otherwise known as the ASV scanning requirement, affects a significant number of businesses. These businesses need to engage an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV to run external vulnerability scans quarterly. It can be difficult for these companies to understand what ASV external vulnerability scanning is, what […]

Mobile Payments - Have they met consumer expectations?
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Mobile Payments – Have they met expectations?

By Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager Mobile Payments, a broad term covering consumer and merchant-initiated mobile payment methods, have been gaining acceptance in the market place; however, have these methods achieved broad acceptance with consumers and businesses alike?   In our article ‘State of Pay – have mobile payments reached a turning point?’ we explored […]

Sysnet launches its Combined Assessment Model (CAM) at PCI MEA Forum in Cape Town
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Sysnet launches its Combined Assessment Model (CAM) at PCI MEA Forum in Cape Town

Dublin, Ireland / Cape Town, South Africa. Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions, today launched its Combined Assessment Model at the PCI Security Standards Council’s Middle East and Africa Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. Sysnet’s Combined Assessment Model (CAM) is a single assessment model that covers many standards. It […]

Sysnet officially opens Atlanta based Customer Contact Center
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Sysnet officially opens Atlanta based Customer Contact Centre

March 9th, 2017, Dublin, Ireland / Atlanta, Georgia. Today, Commissioner Pat Wilson of the Georgia Department of Economic Development officially opened Sysnet’s new customer contact centre located at 1001 Perimeter Summit Boulevard. Sysnet Global Solutions is a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions to the payments industry.   The new centre will provide services […]

Our expertise will make your outreach campaign a success
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Outreach campaign success

Conducting an outreach campaign can be tricky to get right as well as resource heavy. Responding to market conditions while also proactively engaging your customers through their preferred channels can be difficult to achieve successfully. It can make sense to outsource, however often providers are not specialised or experienced enough in conducting an outreach security and compliance […]

New PCI SSC Scoping & Segmentation Guidance: what does it mean?
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New PCI SSC Scoping & Segmentation Guidance: what does it mean?

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support QSA   Since the earliest iterations of the PCI DSS, the standard has included the requirement for scoping and has referenced network segmentation as a method of reducing the scope, cost and difficulty of a PCI DSS assessment. For just as long organisations, QSAs and ISAs have been seeking further guidance […]

Sysnet provides qualified assessment of Ecentric Payment Systems’ Decryption Environment component against P2PE V2
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Sysnet provides qualified assessment of Ecentric Payment Systems’ Decryption Environment component against P2PE V2

Another Global First Dublin – Ireland, Cape Town – South Africa   Sysnet Global Solutions today announced that it is the first organisation, globally, to provide qualified assessment for a P2PE version 2 Decryption Management Service. Ecentric Payment Systems, one of South Africa’s preferred payment processors, has been listed as a decryption provider component against […]

PCI Council publishes PCI scoping guidance
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PCI Council publishes PCI scoping guidance

The PCI Council recently published a supplement document entitled ‘Guidance for PCI DSS Scoping and Network Segmentation’. The driver for the new guidance document was in response to common questions received from industry stakeholders on scoping and segmentation. The methods outlined within the guidance were formed in collaboration with the council’s board of advisors and […]

Data breach: Prepare your Business
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Data breach: Prepare your Business

The PCI DSS v3.2 Self-Assessment Questionnaires requires that all merchants have an Incident Response Plan, regardless of their size, volume of transactions or the extent to which they have outsourced the handling of payment card data. This is to make sure they can respond effectively in the event of a breach that could impact payment […]

Demystifying existing non-listed P2PE Solutions
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Demystifying existing non-listed P2PE Solutions

by Leon van Aswegen, Senior Consulting Manager   In the last two years, the PCI P2PE Standard has gained in popularity amongst Acquirers, Solution Providers, Merchants and their assessing QSAs. This is because PCI P2PE Solutions provide independently assured protection for account data from the point of capture, reducing where and how PCI DSS requirements […]

Cybercrime - Ensuring your retail customers are safe during the holidays
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Cybercrime – Ensuring your retail customers are safe during the holidays

With the major holiday season just around the corner, many retail businesses are gearing up for the shopping frenzy to commence. Increasingly customers are turning to online shopping to avoid queues and to bag a bargain. Therefore it is essential that online retailers are prepared to service the high customer demand. Unfortunately for retailers, cyber […]

Visa’s deadline is just around the corner, are you prepared?
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Visa’s deadline is just around the corner, are you prepared?

The deadline for the Visa security program’s new annual compliance requirement for Level 4 merchants is getting closer. Starting from January 31st 2017 all US and Canadian acquired Level 4 merchants are required to validate their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) yearly. Or if eligible, the merchants must be […]

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Keeping your customers safe with proactive data security services

  At Sysnet we believe that the industry should take a different direction. Replace the non-compliance fee with compliance and security value-added services. By doing so, it will make compliance and security services easier to consume for businesses. Whiles for organisations, they can achieve their objectives of reducing risk without damaging customer relationships.   In […]

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Cyber security threats – Keeping your customers safe with proactive data security services

  In a previous article, written by Sysnet’s Paul Prior, Paul mentioned how he believed that a change was necessary in the industry. A move away from using non-compliance fees as a mechanism to drive engagement and compliance. He highlighted that most of Sysnet’s clients are evangelising the importance of PCI DSS, however not in […]

Non-compliance fees; considering alternative approaches
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Non-compliance fees; considering alternative approaches

Non-compliance fees are viewed by many as an acceptable short-term solution to a merchant’s unwillingness to engage with a compliance program. However, often despite the best efforts by acquirers, some merchants continue to remain disengaged. So when a merchant ignores notifications regarding their non-compliance status and the application of non-compliance fees, it may be time […]

EU General Data Protection Regulation, what you need to know  
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General Data Protection Regulation, what you need to know  

By Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager   The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short, will affect the processing and movement of the personal data of the approximately 500 million citizens populating the EU Member States. The new legislation will apply across all EU Member States from 25th May 2018. Furthermore, the GDPR has […]