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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 […]

MICROS Security Incident – steps to protect your customers
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MICROS Security Incident – steps to protect your customers

By Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager   On August 8th, 2016 Oracle issued a letter informing their MICROS customers that malicious code had been detected in certain legacy systems and advising on the actions their customers should take. Oracle’s letter and subsequent FAQs did not give details of the root cause of the MICROS breach […]

SHA-1 certificates – what your ecommerce customers need to know
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SHA-1 certificates – what your ecommerce customers need to know

By Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager   In 2015 use of the 20 year old SSL security protocol for encryption of sensitive data in transmission was deprecated (in PCI DSS v3.1) to encourage ecommerce businesses to migrate to TLS (Transport Layer Security).  In 2016, further technology changes are underway that will impact those of your […]

The rise of the (Chief) Data Protection Officer
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The rise of the (Chief) Data Protection Officer

by Dr. Grigorios Fragkos, VP Cybersecurity Back in August 2015, Sysnet discussed the complexity of what the term CyberSecurity represents, especially in the context of today’s threat landscape. This complexity is not only constantly increasing but it is also expanding at an exponential rate. The risks involved demand constant attention and very good understanding of […]

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SMB security a vital component of your overall security strategy

Just in the the US alone, there are approximately 28 million SMBs many of which struggle with keeping their business safe from cybercriminals, they often lack the knowledge, resources and budget to implement a suitable cybersecurity plan. Given the sheer volume of SMBs within the majority of acquiring portfolios, the security of these customers can have a large […]

Merchant aggregators – A risky prospect?
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Merchant aggregators – A risky prospect?

Over the past number of years the merchant aggregator model has become more and more popular to the point where it might even be considered commonplace. These enterprises that essentially bring together a fragmented marketplace, funnel and process multiple merchant transactions through a single account. Well-known merchant aggregator brands such as Paypal, Checkout by Amazon […]

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Can Cyber Essentials help your clients towards PCI DSS compliance?

By Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager Although PCI DSS is a prescriptive set of requirements focussed on payment card data and most cyber-security guides do not go to the same level of detail, being high-level recommendations and advice without specific measures of the achievement of the risk reduction objective, the Cyber Essentials Scheme does cover a […]

Ransomware - Tips on prevention, response and evading extortion
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Ransomware – Tips on prevention, response and evading extortion

by Dr. Grigorios Fragkos, VP Cybersecurity Ransomware, a malware that prevents or in some cases limits users from accessing their data has been on the rise. Last year, 2015 saw a considerable increase with Crowti (also known as CryptoWall) and FakeBSOD being the two instances that affected more than 850,000 systems between June and November. […]

PCI Council extends date for migration from vulnerable encryption protocols
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PCI Council extends date for migration from vulnerable encryption protocols

Following significant feedback from the global PCI community and security experts, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has extended the migration completion date for transitioning from SSL and TLS 1.0 to a secure version of TLS (currently v1.1 or higher) to 30 June 2018.   This change gives organisations struggling to move away from […]

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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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Cyber Security Innovation Voucher Scheme to help SMBs

Global data breach and security threat reports continue to highlight that all organisations both large and small may be subject to cyber attacks.  As Forbes pointed out in a recent article, in 2014 “60 percent of all targeted attacks struck small- and medium-sized organizations”. In previous blog entries, we discussed that these smaller organisations are […]

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Security – who cares about small businesses? We do!

Most small businesses know that their customers’ loyalty is key to their success and constantly strive to keep their customers happy and coming back time and time again. However, many don’t realise that failing to secure their customers sensitive payment information, puts not only their customers’ loyalty but also the survival of their business at […]

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Cybersecurity Strategy and Essentials

by Dr. Grigorios Fragkos, VP Cybersecurity Cybersecurity becomes even more complicated in the context of today’s threat landscape, which is not only constantly changing, but is also expanding at an increasingly fast rate. This is the most problematic element of Cybersecurity; its evolution is so fast and unpredictable while the nature of the risks involved […]

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For many businesses the task of reporting their compliance and maintaining the security of their systems can be challenging. We understand that security and compliance can be complicated. Sysnet simplify it, by taking the work away from businesses with our Proactive Data Security services.   For further information click here

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Risk & Assurance – Brochure

Sysnet is a true global market leader in Cyber Security Risk and Assurance, providing a comprehensive range of information security consultancy and assurance services in over 48 countries. Sysnet helps some of the largest global organisations to protect their business. We count brand names such as Walmart, The AA, AXA Insurance, Direct Line Group, Bloomberg,  DHL, Pennys-Primark, […]

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Sysnet.air – Brochure

Our award-winning, cyber security and compliance management solution Sysnet.air is an award-winning, cyber security and compliance management solution that helps businesses to improve security, and acquiring organisations to reduce risk. Sysnet.air has been designed to simplify security and compliance for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) by profiling the business and personalising service offerings that […]

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Ecommerce Security and PCI DSS compliance – A broader perspective on security, Part 1

by Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager, Risk and Assurance Division Ecommerce merchants are encouraged to reduce the risk of payment card data compromises in their online trading by outsourcing the acceptance and processing of cardholder data to validated PCI DSS compliant service providers.   The simplest and cheapest option for small ecommerce merchants is to […]

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The LogJam attack vulnerability – what you need to know

Logjam attack, a vulnerability that affects a number of major protocols has been discovered. The bug relates to a weakness within a cryptographic algorithm that is used in most protocols (such as HTTPS, SSH, IPsec, SMTPS, etc.) it is possible for a Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attacker to read and modify any data passed over the affected encrypted communication. A […]

Helping customers understand information security policy requirements
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Helping customers understand information security policy requirements

Helping our client’s customers to meet their compliance requirements as quickly and as painlessly as possible are key goals for Sysnet’s white labelled compliance management solution. Just one of the ways we achieve these goals is to provide download-able information a security policy template. This policy template is designed to assist customers with protecting their payment […]

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Incentives In PCI DSS

by Executive Vice President, Strategy, Dr. Branden Williams ETA’s Transaction Trends publication recently featured an article by Darrel Anderson entitled Why PCI Compliance Isn’t Working. In it, he describes one of the problems that we’ve been exploring here over the last month or so—incentive structures for PCI DSS. At the ETA Strategic Leadership Forum, the […]

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Sysnet to present and exhibit at the seventh SEMAFOR Conference, Warsaw, March 27th – 28th 2014

Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of payment card industry compliance services specialising in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence solutions, will present and exhibit at the annual SEMAFOR Conference taking place in Warsaw, Poland at the Courtyard Warsaw Airport. Sysnet’s Kris Olejniczak will present on Risk, challenges and problems for running an e-commerce […]