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Maintaining Your Compliance with the PCI DSS – All Year Round

Compliance with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is mandatory for all businesses accepting cards for payment. The Standard ensures appropriate security protocols are applied to your payment acceptance environment to protect against fraud.   In its simplest form, the process of achieving compliance involves a scoping (or profiling) stage, which determines […]

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PCI DSS and the Internet of Things IoT | Blog Article
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PCI DSS and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Lots of Internet-connected devices are available on the market and a popular theme now is devices to create a ‘smart home’, which includes smart door locks, surveillance/security cameras and heating control systems that can be monitored and controlled when you are away from the home.   This ability to remotely connect to and integrate devices […]

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Basic cyber threats explained

Businesses, in particular small to medium ones, often do not consider that they could be targeted by cybercrime. Unfortunately, the reality is that many small to medium businesses are now very much being targeted by cyber-criminals. The vast majority of criminals are opportunists, meaning that they will look to take advantage of any businesses that are […]

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2017 - Anticipate and prepare, Part 1
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2017 – Anticipate and prepare, Part 1

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support QSA   Steps to protect small businesses from this year’s security threats   This week we explore some of the security threats and cyber-attacks expected to feature in 2017.  As these risks could impact your small business customers we highlight actions that businesses can take to protect themselves, so […]

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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, […]

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Cybercrime is increasing – Preventative steps for businesses
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Cybercrime is increasing – Preventative steps for businesses

By Jason McWhirr, Information Security Consultant Globally, criminals are increasingly abandoning the more traditional approaches to crime. They are looking to the internet for their targets and using it as their preferred route to perpetrate criminal activity. The UK National Crime Agency’s Cyber Crime Assessment 2016 reports that cybercrime has now over taken traditional crime […]

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Criminals aren’t just after payments data, they want a consumer’s identity
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Criminals aren’t just after payments data, they want a consumer’s identity

By Jason McWhirr, Information Security Consultant It is commonplace for organisations to ask consumers to provide Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to prove identity, strengthen authentication mechanisms, and speed-up payments. Most organisations will have an identity profile of each of their consumers that incorporates PII data.   This includes common fields such as; address, date of […]

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Combating cybercrime during the holidays

by Dr. Grigorios Fragkos, VP Cybersecurity Online shopping, especially during the holiday period, is a massively important trading platform for many businesses. For online retailers their ability to service high customer demand and ensure the availability of their website throughout this period is crucial to their success.   The shopping frenzy has already started, with […]

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Malware POS Alert – AbaddonPOS and Cherry Picker

by Dr. Grigorios Fragkos, VP Cybersecurity Two new malware files have been identified targeting point-of-sale (POS) terminals called AbaddonPOS and Cherry Picker. The AbaddoPOS malware is delivered by the Angler Exploit Kit or through an infected Microsoft Office document. The malware targets the memory of all processes running on the infected system (excluding its own […]

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How to prevent a business from being the next exploited target

by Dr. Grigorios Fragkos, Senior Information Security Consultant, SysnetLabs Over the past few years, cyber security has become a high priority task on the agenda of every organisation that wants to: prevent unpleasant security incidents, avoid being breached by sophisticated attacks and Advance Persistent Threats, detect malicious activity which is specifically designed to evade detection […]

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