Addressing the growing risk from insecure third party remote access
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Addressing the growing risk from insecure third party remote access

By Judith Clark, QSA Consultant In recent years, numerous security reports have identified an increasing trend for intrusions affecting Point of Sale (POS) environments to have involved insecure remote access from service providers and their networks.  As the ENISA points out, criminals are turning to network-based attacks against retailers’ POS infrastructure because attacks requiring physical […]

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Sysnet clients up for a hat trick of security awards at 2018 Card & Payments Awards
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Sysnet clients up for a hat trick of security awards at 2018 Card & Payments Awards

PCI DSS compliance clients shortlisted at UK and Ireland’s leading industry awards Dublin, Ireland. 29th January 2018. Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions to the payments industry, is delighted to announce that three of its clients – Elavon Merchant Services, Worldpay, and Lloyds Bank Cardnet – are all shortlisted […]

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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

May 17th 2017. 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 […]

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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, […]

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Cyber crime - Protecting your business
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Cyber crime – Protecting your business

Online commerce has created incredible new opportunities for businesses to market and sell services globally. Many businesses, in particular small to medium ones, often do not consider that they could be targeted by cyber crime. The reality, unfortunately is that small to medium businesses are now very much being targeted by cyber criminals as many are […]

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US Customer Contact Centre launch a great success
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US Customer Contact Centre launch a great success

On March 9th 2017, 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 […]

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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 […]

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Sysnet continues US expansion with opening of Atlanta Customer Contact Centre
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Sysnet continues US expansion with opening of Atlanta Customer Contact Centre

Jan 12th, 2017, Dublin, Ireland / Atlanta, Georgia – Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions to the payments industry, will create more than 500 jobs and invest $2 million in an U.S. Contact Center in DeKalb County.

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Sysnet contributes to industry initiative - Helping small businesses protect against cybercrime
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Sysnet contributes to industry initiative – Helping small businesses protect against cybercrime

July 7th, 2016. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Small Merchant Taskforce was formed by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) to address the needs of the small merchant market segment by providing simple guidance on protecting payment card data against theft.   As a member of the PCI Small Merchant Taskforce. Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer […]

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Sysnet Global Solutions launches ‘VIP Manager’ to help acquiring organisations manage the PCI DSS compliance of their most important customers
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Sysnet Global Solutions launches ‘VIP Manager’ to help acquiring organisations manage the PCI DSS compliance of their most important customers

December 7th, 2015, Dublin, Ireland / Atlanta, Georgia – Sysnet Global Solutions, today announced the launch of VIP Manager, an innovative solution that helps acquiring organisations manage the PCI DSS compliance status of their most important customers.   Simon Pepper, SVP Product Management at Sysnet Global Solutions, commented “We work with some of the world’s […]

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Easier PCI compliance with PCI-validated P2PE Solution
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Easier PCI compliance with PCI-validated P2PE Solution

by Jason McWhirr, IS Consultant Not surprisingly, most retailers are focussed on their customers and sales, using the tools that best facilitate that, not on security systems to protect cardholder data – despite the hazards that a data breach could present.   Sysnet’s contact centre and acquirer support teams help retail merchants with their annual […]

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VIP Manager, manage important merchants

We have been listening closely to our clients to understand the challenges they face day to day around their PCI DSS requirements. One of the most common difficulties facing acquiring organisations is around the management of compliance of their account managed merchant customers.   Difficulties can range from the collection and collation of data, tracking […]

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“EMV transition is overwhelming” – Many SMBs struggle with the liability change

With the EMV transition deadline of October 1st having passed, many small business have still not upgraded their terminals to the new standard and many are not aware of the financial and legal liabilities that they are now responsible for. In fact many small business are feeling overwhelmed, according to a recent article on Paymenteye.com. […]

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Sysnet Global Solutions to present at The Digital Payments Revolution Event
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Sysnet Global Solutions to present at The Digital Payments Revolution Event

September 28th, 2015, Dublin, Ireland / Atlanta, Georgia – Sysnet Global Solutions will present at the Digital Payments Revolution event on September 29th 2015 at BNY Mellon’s 101 Barclay Street New York offices.   The event, presented by BNY Mellon, Enterprise Ireland and USAM Group will bring together senior executives from major banks, merchant firms, investors, and financial […]

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EMV – Taking care of business in the U.S

With 85% of merchant businesses unaware of the financial and legal liabilities they’ll be responsible for starting at the beginning of October, we take a look at the key impacts that will affect these businesses. “Download our whitepaper: Taking-Care-of-Business-in-the-U.S. where we examine what the impact the EMV roll out will have on merchants and list potential […]

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Callpay certifies to PCI DSS V3.1

  July 1st, 2015, – Cape Town, South-Africa /Dublin, Ireland – Callpay, a leading telephony card based payments company that boast numerous innovative patent-pending PCI DSS Level 1 compliant payment products, today announced that it has achieved certification with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.1. Callpay’s v3.1 certification was completed […]

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Sysnet Global Solutions appoints Ted Lasch as SVP of Sales, Americas

May 26th, 2015, – Dublin, Ireland / Atlanta, Georgia – Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance management services specialising in PCI DSS and merchant intelligence solutions, announced today that it has appointed Ted Lasch as SVP of Sales, Americas. Ted brings over 25 years’ of experience in the payments […]

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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.   […]

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The VENOM Vulnerability and its impact

The VENOM Vulnerability, a recently discovered critical flaw in the QEMU’s virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) affects numerous virtualisation platforms and appliances such as Xen, KVM, and the native QEMU.   As far as we know, to date, it does not impact VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and the Bochs hypervisors. The bug’s name is an acronym […]

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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 […]

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Merchant breach protection – minimising the impact in the event of an account data compromise

by Jason McWhirr, Information Security Consultant, Consulting Services Sysnet’s QSA community has observed that in recent months merchants have become bolder in challenging why compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is necessary for their business; challenging what they see as a costly and time-consuming imposition when they believe there is […]

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PCI DSS v3.0 compliance: A closer look at Requirement 9.9 – Payment Terminal Protection
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PCI DSS v3.0 compliance: A closer look at Requirement 9.9 – Payment Terminal Protection

Though EMV Chip technology (chip and pin) has been effective in decreasing card fraud, criminals are increasingly using new methods to compromise data. From July 1st 2015, requirement 9.9 will be enforced by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).   This requirement will ensure that merchants have controls and countermeasures in place […]

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EU Data Protection Regulation

by Dr. Grigorios Fragkos, Senior Information Security Consultant, SysnetLabs The globalisation of data and the enormous technological developments of the last decade raises a number of new challenges when it comes to data protection and privacy. Current privacy legislation has not yet caught up with the technology boom when it comes to personal data, and […]

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Sysnet.air® Named Finalist in Info Security Products Guide’s Global Excellence Awards 2015

  Feb, 27th 2015 – Dublin, Ireland / Atlanta, Georgia – Sysnet Global Solutions, announces that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Sysnet.air®, a finalist for the 2015 Global Excellence Awards for the third year running.     These prestigious global awards recognise security and IT […]

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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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Webinar - The challenges of managing PCI compliance of large, complex merchants
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Webinar – The challenges of managing PCI compliance of large, complex merchants

Managing the PCI compliance of large, complex merchants is a real challenge for acquiring organisations. Working with some of the world’s largest acquirers has given Sysnet a deep insight into how those organisations manage their VIP merchants’ PCI DSS compliance and associated reporting requirements and more importantly, into the common issues they face when managing […]

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Webinar: Internet of Things – The Intergalactic Highway by James Seaman, Senior Security Consultant

February 24th 2017. Sysnet Global Solutions’ Senior Security Consultant, James Seaman will present a webinar entitled the Internet of Things – The Intergalactic Highway on February 25th 2015 at 12:00pm.   The presentation will aim to identify what components contribute to the Internet of things (IOT). Having identified the components the webinar will provide a […]

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Why PCI DSS compliance isn’t always about payments technology

by Paul Prior, Chief Product Officer Despite the fact that the PCI DSS has been around for more than a decade now and that version 3.0 has recently been published, there remains some confusion about what makes a merchant compliant. This is particularly evident in the Level 4 space, largely resulting from a general deficit […]

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Payment Security Executives Club’s (PSEC) first meeting a great success.

February 18th, 2015. The first meeting of the Payment Security Executives Club (PSEC) took place last night (17th February 2015) at the Library Bar in the InterContinental Hotel, Berlin and was a great success.   The informal networking evening provided an excellent opportunity for payment executives to meet with opinion leaders and fellow decision makers over […]

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Inaugural Meeting of Sysnet’s Payment Security Executives Club (PSEC)

February 17th, 2015. The inaugural meeting of Sysnet’s Payment Security Executives Club (PSEC) takes place today, during the Merchant Payment EcoSystem Conference at the InterContinental Hotel, Berlin.   The PSEC provides the opportunity for payments executives to meet with opinion leaders and fellow decision makers from other organisations to discuss common challenges in the area […]

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Thousands of merchants certified against PCI DSS V3.0 with Sysnet’s ComplianceMaker 3.0

Feb 11th, 2015, Dublin, Ireland / Atlanta, Georgia – Sysnet Global Solutions today announced that since January 1st 2015 and following the upgrade of the vast majority of its clients to ComplianceMaker 3.0, almost 40,000 merchants have successfully certified against PCI DSS v3.0. Of these 40,000 merchants almost 7,000 have certified to newly introduced SAQ […]

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Enhancing your cyber defence through a physical security assessment

Physical Security Assessments can be viewed as a penetration test against the physical infrastructure of an organisation. Instead of the assessment of computer networks and services, buildings and physical locations are being assessed.   During this type of assessment the overall physical security of the location of a building, the facilities and the access controls […]

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Sysnet to sponsor and attend the PCI SSC 2014 Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

November 18th 2014. Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of payment card industry compliance services specialising in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence solutions, will attend the PCI SSC 2014 Asia-Pacific Community Meeting, November 18th – 19th, in Sydney Australia at the Hilton Sydney hotel. Branden Williams will represent Sysnet during the duration of […]

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Building loyalty through positive customer experiences
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Building loyalty through positive customer experiences

It’s well known that creating positive customer experiences helps to build brand loyalty, but many acquiring organisations struggle to deliver those positive experiences for all of their customers, all of the time. Implementing a customer engagement programme can help you to deliver those positive experiences on a regular basis.   However, quality customer engagement programmes […]

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What's the real cost of a data breach?
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What’s the real cost of a data breach?

Research shows that the cost of non-compliance with the PCI DSS can be two and a half times more expensive than protecting your customer’s data.   Small merchants are often not safer than larger ones, in fact they are more likely to be targeted by data thieves due to not investing in the necessary resources. […]

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A step-by-step guide for a collaborative PCI compliance programme

While the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has long been a critical consideration for merchants, many businesses are still failing to make the fulfillment of these requirements a top priority.   Whether a merchant is apathetic, deems these regulations too costly or difficult to adhere to, or simply doesn’t know where to […]

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Passwords and Passphrases
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Passwords and Passphrases

Passwords can unlock a wealth of information including your finances and your personal history. In business they can give unlimited access to company information and resources that can easily lead to a range of crimes and scams being perpetrated. Don’t be the weakest link – choose your password wisely.   Treat your password like your […]

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Sysnet Global Solutions closes acquisition of Saas Markets

March 11th, 2014, Dublin, Ireland / San Mateo, CA – Sysnet Global Solutions, a market leader in payment card industry compliance services, specialising in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant retention solutions for acquiring organisations, has closed its acquisition of SaaS Markets, the Enterprise Cloud Marketplace provider.   SaaS Markets is a leading provider of […]

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