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PCI Compliance: 80% of merchants fail to maintain it

by Calyptix, March 18, 2015


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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Filed under : Regulations , Research
Tagged on : PCI DSS , research

Ransomware Prevention: 5 ways to avoid a crisis

by Calyptix, February 23, 2015

ransomware hurricane

The threat of ransomware continues to loom over us in 2015, and some expect the storm to get worse before it clears. How can you ride out this threat?

Get the five ways to prevent a ransomware disaster at your business. We sat down with expert Amy Babinchak to get her view. Includes a link to her team’s free Cryptolocker Prevention Kit.

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Filed under : How to , Malware , Top threats

DDoS Attacks: Trends show a stronger threat in 2015

by Calyptix, February 17, 2015

DDoS Attack

Denial of service attacks used to be a mere annoyance. Today, they are a major threat to businesses and organizations worldwide – and they are getting stronger.

See how recent DDoS attacks point to trends that we expect to see in 2015. You’ll see our predictions for the coming year and the latest record-breaking attack to hit the news.

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Filed under : Top threats
Tagged on : ddos

Small Business Security Under Attack: 3 minute video

by Calyptix, February 10, 2015

small business security video screenshot

Small businesses are hit hard by hackers. Here is proof: a 3-minute news clip with a small business owner who may be forced to close if hackers strike again. Also included are comments from Calyptix CEO Ben Yarbrough.

This can be a great clip to share with your clients. It shows the costs of cybercrime on a small business (more than $10,000 in just a few months) and it proves that the threat to small business is real.

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Monthly Unlimited Firewall Service Launched by Calyptix

by Calyptix, February 5, 2015

The only monthly plan that gives you every security feature, no commitments, and no minimums Charlotte, NC – Calyptix Security, a leading provider of network security and management solutions for small and medium businesses, today announce an update to its best-selling Breakthrough Program that allows managed service providers to get … Continue reading

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Critroni Ransomware Decryption: Not an option

by Calyptix, February 4, 2015


Critroni is back for more in 2015. The ransomware still encrypts files and demands a ransom, but a few things have changed since we saw it last summer.

What's changed? How can you unlock your files? Find out inside, and see how you can avoid this menace altogether.

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Filed under : Malware , Top threats
Tagged on : critroni , ransomware

Throw Out Your UTM Firewall: 7 Reasons

by Calyptix, February 2, 2015

throw out your firewall

You could get away with updating a firewall once a month, or maybe even once a year, in the past. Today, that's very unwise. You need to check for updates every day automatically.

See the 7 reasons why you should toss out your clients dated, manual firewall. If it updates manually, it's time to go.

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Filed under : Top threats , Uncategorized

Merchants Struggle with PCI DSS compliance as Deadline Passes

by Calyptix, January 27, 2015

PCI DSS Compliance

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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Filed under : Regulations
Tagged on : PCI DSS , retail
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