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Manage EMV and Reduce Risk with a True Multi-Layered Security Strategy

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It’s no secret that the shift to EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) has left many merchants still scrambling to comply following the October 1 implementation deadline. While that’s getting headlines during the holiday season, merchants should not forget that major breaches can threaten not just individual transactions at the POS, but rather a wide range of sensitive corporate information, any of which can tarnish the future of an entire brand. Developing an extensive security strategy that addresses the broad range of possible attack ... Read More »

The countdown is on to PCI 3.1 compliance

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Earlier this year, the PCI Security Standards Council released the PCI DSS 3.1 standard and many businesses already are scurrying to meet its demands, including retiring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and early versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS). All of SSL and early TLS have been deemed vulnerable and therefore must be eliminated from your network. For organizations with custom Web sites or custom applications that utilize these older standards, this could be quite an undertaking. While some businesses might ... Read More »

IHL Study: Retailers are focused on LAN/WAN Security and EMV Compliance – Part 2

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In the last blog, I shared IHL Group’s findings from the “2015 Store Infrastructure Study”. Primarily, I looked at the WiFi results and the realization that stores need to upgrade their networks to support new cloud-based internal and customer-facing applications. Now let’s dig into the security part of the results. According to the survey, 54% of respondents consider their WAN/LAN network security “currently ready.” Another 34% say they’ll be ready within 12 months. EMV compliance is clearly a driver for ... Read More »

What happened to Target – Part 2

Loyalty comes from strong security.

There's seemingly no end to the capabilities of the cybercriminal. Except for one thing: The Target breach never had to happen. Read More »

What happened to Target – Part 1

A massive data breach could have been prevented.

When it comes to data breaches, it's been nothing short of a transformative year. Read More »