Tag archive for : PCI DSS
Tag archive for : PCI DSS

Top Network Security Threats for Retailers this Holiday Season

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The weeks around Christmas are always demanding for retailers. When caught up in the madness of the season, they may get lax on network security.

Doing so however can land a business in the midst of a breach scandal, resulting in fines and bad reputations. See what could be threatening your retail clients and how you can help.

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3 Dangerous Misconceptions about EMV Chip Cards and Readers

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As more merchants begin to accept EMV chip cards, some may be feeling a false sense of security. Are the chip cards enough to protect them from PCI DSS fines?

No, they’re not. While they’re more secure than magnetic stripe cards, EMV cards are not a silver bullet to your client’s data security needs. See why in this post.

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Top 5 Sources of Security Incidents in Retail

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Russian cyber gangs, Chinese state actors, the hacker group Anonymous – who is the main source of security incidents? The answer might surprise you.

See the top five actors behind security incidents in the retail and consumer industries. You’ll get stats and analysis with a description of each source.

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Deadline for EMV chip cards is here – SMBs aren’t ready

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The deadline for merchants to accept EMV “chip cards” is here. Anyone who accepts credit card payments now has to use the new chip-card method or risk having to repay the money lost in fraudulent transactions.

Are your clients at risk? Check this post to get up to speed on the EMV card deadline, what it means for your clients, and how this can be a big sales opportunity for your business.

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5 New PCI DSS Rules as ‘Best Practices’ Change

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Everything was great. You were in compliance with PCI DSS. You were the belle of the ball. Everyone was in awe of your team. Then it was midnight -- and your compliance vanished.

Or did it? When the clock strikes 12:00 on June 30, PCI will have five new rules as its ‘best practice guidelines’ become requirements. Will you still be in compliance?

In this post, you’ll see the five new rules so you can have them covered.

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Changes in PCI DSS Version 3.1: What You Need to Know

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Did you think you crossed the PCI DSS finish line? Unfortunately , the rules have changed. Only a few months after the Jan. 1 deadline to comply with PCI DSS 3.0, the PCI Council released a new version and said it was effective immediately.

In this post, see the changes in the new PCI DSS 3.1. You’ll see the requirements most affected by the update and why you may need a “risk mitigation and migration” plan to stay compliant.

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PCI Compliance: 80% of merchants fail to maintain it

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PCI compliance is rising across the industry, but did you know that four out of five organizations that achieve compliance fail an assessment less than a year later? That finding and more comes from Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report.

In this post, see which PCI requirements are most correlated with having a data breach. You’ll also see why we expect a rise in card-not-present fraud and why maintaining compliance is so difficult.

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Merchants Struggle with PCI DSS compliance as Deadline Passes

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The deadline to comply with PCI DSS 3.0 passed on Jan 1. But even if it were pushed back until June, many merchants would still be struggling to comply with the older 2.0 rules.

See highlights of a sneak preview of Verizon's 2015 compliance report. You'll see how many merchants maintain compliance after they are verified (fewer than you think) and the two most problematic areas they stuggle with.

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