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 is now a PCI approved Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR)

Sysnet is pleased to announce that we are now a Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR) provider. The PCI Security Standards Council accreditation, allows qualified companies to implement, configure, and/or support validated PA-DSS Payment Applications on behalf of merchants or service providers for the purposes of performing Qualified Installations as part of the QIR Programme.   […]

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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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EMV – Bye, bye magnetic-stripe, hello microchips
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EMV – Bye, bye magnetic-stripe, hello microchips

With the EMV deadline of October 1st 2015 here and gone a reported 85% of merchants not being aware of the financial and legal liabilities they’ll be responsible for, we look at what impact it will have on merchants.   In the infographic “Bye, bye magnetic-stripe, hello microchips” we examine the key impacts the EMV […]

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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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The truth about cybersecurity

by Dr. Grigorios Fragkos, VP Cybersecurity Many articles have been written about cybersecurity, most have focused on the broad meaning of the term and in some cases have treated cybersecurity as an off-the-shelf product.   The truth is that cybersecurity is more complicated than that.  In this article, we will discuss some of the reasons […]

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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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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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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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PCI DSS compliance - Achieving and maintaining it
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PCI DSS compliance – Achieving and maintaining it

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 DSS […]

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Getting started with PCI DSS
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Getting started with PCI DSS

Though the road to PCI compliance can at times feel daunting, getting started with the process and taking it step by step is often the best way to proceed. Achieving and maintaining compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard is an ongoing cycle with three distinct steps: Assess, Remediate and Report.   Remember that businesses […]

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Creating a successful Merchant PCI DSS Compliance Management Program
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Creating a successful Merchant PCI DSS Compliance Management Program

By Paul Prior, Chief Product Officer, Sysnet Global Solutions The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), while undoubtedly benefitting both merchants and payment card holders, places significant demands on the resources of many acquirers. Most people involved in risk and compliance within the payments industry recognise these benefits; nevertheless running a merchant PCI […]

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What is PCI DSS and why is it important?
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What is PCI DSS and why is it important?

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.   The PCI DSS was founded in December 2004 by 5 major card brands – Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and JCB. In 2006, the […]

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Sysnet SpotSkim

SpotSkim is the industry’s only visual point-of-sale monitoring solution. It allows merchants to inventory, examine, and verify that their terminals and point-of-sale systems have not been modified or tampered with.   SpotSkim simplifies and automates the inspection process with familiar, user-friendly smart phone technology, making it easy for merchants to quickly perform this essential security activity and get […]

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Making customer data safe as houses
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Making customer data safe as houses

All businesses that accept payment cards for goods or services, regardless of size, have important obligations that they must be aware of. Credit and debit card information is extremely valuable and businesses must therefore be aware that they are responsible for the security of this data, from the moment they take a card for payment […]

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