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


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 »

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


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 »

The Bandwidth Bottleneck

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For the past few months, my colleagues and I have been traveling the country, hosting CIO dinners. We do so to learn about key issues and trends and to provide a venue for CIOs to share experiences with their peers. Lots of good food but even better conversations. Not surprisingly, those conversations often started with all the projects under way to address PCI 3.0, including EMV, tokenization, and encryption.  What I learned is that although approaches may vary, everyone is ... Read More »