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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 »

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 »

Brings Happiness to Retailers and their Shoppers with Secure In-store WiFi!

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As the economy continues to show signs of rebounding, retailers are challenged to retain loyal customers and attract new ones.  To remain competitive, the latest technologies and security measures must be adopted while limiting capital expenditures, while improving customer experience. There has been a myriad of articles and opinions on the impact of social media and smartphone adoption and such influence on customer buying behavior.  CMOs and CTOs have to collaborate and work together to improve their company’s bottom line ... Read More »