May 12, 2015 Added by:Don Brooks
The latest payment card industry data security standard, a set of requirements designed to help businesses better secure their customers’ payment card information, took effect January 1, 2015, however some of the changes become mandatory at the end of next month.
May 06, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
Organizations function in a progressively cyber-enabled world today and traditional risk management isn’t nimble enough to deal with the risks from activity in cyberspace. Enterprise risk management needs to be extended to create risk resilience, built on a foundation of preparedness.
May 06, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman
Today’s cyber criminals are more aggressive than ever before in their quest to achieve financial gains through hacking. With that being said, it should come as no surprise that our nation's schools are a prime target for such attacks. In this article, iSheriff CEO Paul Lipman highlights the five actions that can be taken to upgrade cyber security practices.
April 16, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has released the latest version of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) with an eye towards addressing security concerns related to the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
April 16, 2015 Added by:PCI Guru
Hidden by all of the news about v3.1 of the PCI DSS being published, is a notice that was sent to all PCI approved scanning vendors (ASV) from the PCI SSC regarding how to handle SSL and “early TLS” vulnerabilities.
April 10, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman
While SMBs are vulnerable to many of the same types of attacks as the companies making headlines (Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Anthem, etc.), they must defend themselves with vastly smaller IT teams and budgets. SMBs are finding they have a unique set of challenges and vulnerabilities that require a comprehensive but tailored approach to security.
April 06, 2015 Added by:PCI Guru
Not surprisingly, I have a number of comments based on what I have read. There are some good things that have come out of this effort. But in my opinion, the committee missed the boat in a few areas and those will lead to even more confusion between penetration testers, QSAs and clients.
March 23, 2015 Added by:PCI Guru
For years organizations have complained that they receive varying advice from different QSAs even when the QSAs are from the same firm...To address this situation, the Council is telling all PCI stakeholders that it is up to the organizations being assessed to define the rules of the assessment.
March 19, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
The pace and scale of information security threats continues to accelerate, endangering the integrity and reputation of today’s most trusted organizations. Attackers have become more organized, attacks are more refined, and all threats are more dangerous, and pose more risks, to an organization’s reputation than ever before.
March 12, 2015 Added by:Danny Lieberman
A 2011 HIPAA patient privacy violation in Canada, where an imaging technician accessed the medical records of her ex-husband’s girlfriend is illustrative of unauthorized disclosure of patient information by authorized people.
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