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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 »

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 »

How do you detect a data breach you don’t even know occurred?

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I recently attended a conference about Enterprise IT Security.  I had heard many of the stories before around the importance of conducting regular external vulnerability scans which are required if you need to maintain PCI compliance, along with diligence around security policy.  But I heard one statistic that really caught my attention; “It takes an average of 134 days from when a security breach occurs to even detect that it’s happened”. Think about that for a moment.  Now add this ... Read More »

Easier PCI Compliance with National Restaurant Association and ANX eBusiness

At the National Restaurant Association (NRA) tradeshow that kicked off this weekend and runs through today, the NRA, EarthLink and ANX eBusiness announced an exciting new relationship designed to make it easier for restaurateurs to meet Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements.  The PCI Compliance solutions offered by EarthLink and ANX provide a single trusted source for the IT and communication services they need to effectively run their restaurant and point-of-sale systems while safeguarding customer data. Working ... Read More »