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 […]
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 […]
Most businesses have to comply with multiple information security related standards and regulations. In our experience the average is 3. These can include but are not limited to PCI DSS, GDPR, ISO 2700, Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, Cyber Essentials, POPI and even audits by clients.
On March 9th, we officially launched our new US Customer Contact Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Both Commissioner Pat Wilson of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Gabriel Moynagh, CEO at Sysnet cut the ribbon to officially launch the opening of the new centre. The launch proved to be a great success and was attended […]
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 […]
In May last year, in advance of the introduction of the PCI DSS v3.2 SAQs (Self-Assessment Questionnaires) we created a downloadable fact sheet to explain in detail the impact of the updated Standard on the SAQ types.
Information Security is complex. Understanding risk and implementing appropriate mitigating controls, be they technical or otherwise, is a challenge for organisations of any size. There is no getting away from that, but witchcraft?
With its expanded content, fully revised diagrams of the e-commerce implementation methods and inclusion of case studies the 2017 guidance is a useful reference for merchants and services providers alike.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The end of October marked the one year anniversary of EMV. As expected there have been a few highs and lows during this time. The transformation has overall been successful with fraud largely dropping and consumer adaptation at a high, however small to medium businesses still have a way to go in relation to getting […]
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 […]
By Paul Prior, Senior Vice President Client Engagement In light of the upcoming US presidential election, it occurred to me that it would be fun (and worthwhile) to reflect on a previous campaign message from a different Clinton in the context of our business. In 1992, James Carville was the campaign strategist for Bill Clinton who […]
By Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager Back in June, Sysnet reported on SHA-1 based certificates and why support was ceasing. In that article we also examined the potential impact on ecommerce businesses. Recently, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has released their own guidance on SHA-1 in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions […]
Money can buy many things, however relationships is a trickier one. It involves behavioural traits that can’t always be easily defined and controlled. However the reality is that customer relationships are a key component of what drives business. Many organisations can get caught up in the detail of their products and services. Neglecting to take […]
By Jason McWhirr, Information Security Consultant What is the PCI DSS Prioritised Approach? Merchants with more complex payment systems or payment processes that do not fit into the shortened SAQs (A, A-EP, B, B-IP, C & P2PE) are required to complete SAQ D or may require an on-site assessment (for merchants with larger amounts of […]
By Jason McWhirr, Information Security Consultant When it comes to processing cardholder data, many businesses these days will often use more than one method. Whether they are using a point of sale (POS) device or taking online payments one thing is clear, all payment card data must be protected by implementing the security controls in […]
Security and compliance is a lot like having to do taxes, it’s a chore. Most businesses understand that it is important to be secure and compliant, but the complexity and time that it can take can indeed be off putting. In fact some businesses turn to accountants to look after their compliance with standards such […]
By Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager In our recent data breach article, we discussed the need for businesses to consider both their Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and legal obligations when planning for security incidents and data breach reporting. In this article we discuss the recently published EU directive on Network and […]
Businesses that accept payment cards are required to be Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. Compliance is mandatory for any business that accepts payment cards. Even if a business only takes payment over the phone, uses a third party for all payment processing services and doesn’t retain any cardholder data, PCI […]
By James Devoy, CISO & Global Head of Consulting A Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) is a person who has been certified by the PCI Security Standards Council to audit organisations for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. If you need QSA services, it is very important that you choose the right one for you. They should understand your […]
Natasja Bolton, Consulting Manager Founded in December 2004 by 5 major card brands – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or PCI DSS for short is a compliance standard that defines data security requirements relating to the processing, storage or transmission of cardholder data. In 2006, the card […]