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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 »

4 Major IT Themes We Took Away From NRF’s 2014 Big Show

EarthLink Business finished up another successful show at NRF 2014 this year.  Attendance was at a record high at over 27,000, and there was LOTS of energy.  Prospects, customers, analysts and the media came by the EarthLink booth showing strong interest in our PCI compliance and secure Wi-Fi solutions.  The ability to use Wi-Fi to gather data and connect with mobile consumers on social media were of particular interest.  And of course, there was our ever-popular free espresso bar, which ... Read More »

PCI Compliance – Understanding It

If your business accepts credit cards, then you are likely aware of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). …And if you’re not, you should be. PCI is a series of requirements mandating that all credit-card-accepting merchants transmit and store credit card data securely. Originating in 2006, PCI DSS is managed by the PCI Security Standards Council which includes agents from all major card brands (like AMEX, Discover, MasterCard and Visa). Every business that accepts credit cards MUST ... Read More »