Hacking is a fact for life. Some hack for fame, some for sport, others for profit. In 2013 a group of hackers created and sold tens of thousands of dollars in gift cards after hacking Subway's point of sale. The 2013 "Holiday Hackers" have stolen data from 110 million innocent consumers and counting, damaging the reputation and bottom line of major retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus, as well as credit card providers like JPMorgan.
More account openings are taking place through digital devices and online, giving the access and anonymity fraudsters need to steal or fabricate identities. Since credit fraud often starts with a falsified application, it makes sense to have strong tools to monitor loans and credit lines from that point onward. This paper discusses analytics-driven methods for validating applications and spotting trouble at all three stages of bust-out fraud schemes.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Apr 02, 2015
Trust and consumer confidence is the foundation upon which the Internet has been built. Leading commerce and financial services companies worldwide have long used Secure Socket
Layer and Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) technologies to secure customer communications and transactions.
But with the rise of Web 2.0 and social networking, people are spending more time online and logged in, and they are communicating much more than just their credit card numbers. Unfortunately, Web security practices have not always kept pace with these changes. Many organizations use the SSL/TLS protocol to encrypt the authentication process when users log in to a website, but do not encrypt subsequent pages during the userís session. This practice is risky because it leaves website visitors vulnerable to malicious online attacks, and can result in millions of users being unknowingly exposed to threats simply by visiting a trusted website.
This white paper discusses the imperative need for Always On S
Accepting credit cards at your business, whether online or at your physical location, can be a challenging task. The Credit Card Processing Industry is highly fragmented, with many companies offering conflicting or a confusing range of services. This fact filled paper will provide you with a framework to make an informed decision for your payment system including; Equipment Costs, Rates, Types of Processing and Terms of the Agreement.
News headlines have been inundated with stories of massive personal and credit card data breaches. The rising intensity and sophisticated nature of cyber attacks has created a hostile and precarious environment for businesses charged with protecting their customersí personal data. The lucrative business of selling credit card data on the black market has made point-of-sale (PoS) devices, PoS environments, and web kiosks a prime target for cybercriminals. Read this solution brief to learn how to protect your network and PoS terminal and web kiosk endpoints from costly multi-stage cyber attacks.
New digital technology now makes it feasible to integrate process control and SIF within a common automation infrastructure. While this can provide productivity and asset management benefits, if not done correctly, it can also compromise the safety and security of an industrial operation. Cybersecurity and sabotage vulnerability further accentuate the need for securing the safety instrumented system (SIS).
Certainly, a common platform approach using similar hardware and software dedicated for control and safety functions, respectively, can provide the potential for cost savings. However, it is widely acknowledged that utilizing separate, independent, and diverse hardware/software for safety and control is the optimal way to protect against potentially catastrophic common cause and systematic design and application errors.
Different vendors offer varied degrees of integration and solutions. The question is: how to provide an integrated control and safety solution with advanced functionality and productivity without compromising safety and security? And, where do users draw the line?
A third-party (e.g., T‹V) certification of the hardware/software systems to IEC 61508 specifications carries significant advantages, but should this be the only criterion? How does a third-party certificate extend to the plantís overall assignment of risk reduction credits for all independent protection layers (IPL)? Control system embedded safety logic solvers may actually increase the SIL requirements of the SIF if no credit is allowed for the distributed control system (DCS) as an IPL.
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Whether and organization or an individual, identity theft spells a long, expensive, and complex recovery process. However, online identity theft can be prevented with encryption software and advanced password protection.
The data security challenges for financial services providers—from the solo accounting professional to the midsize accounting firm to world’s largest corporation, from CPAs to CFPs to credit counselors—have never been as challenging as they are in today’s turbulent times. And although the large data breaches at the most recognizable companies receive the most publicity, small companies and solo offices can also be victims, according to the Better Business Bureau.
The data security challenges for financial enterprises have never been as challenging as they are in today's turbulent times. Not only must financial enterprises comply with regulations such as SOX, GBLA and PCI along with a multitude of state regulations concerning customer privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against the staggering costs—both tangible and intangible—that a security breach can incur.
The data security challenges in the healthcare industry have never been as challenging as they are today. Not only must healthcare providers comply with HIPAA regulations concerning patient privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against identity theft as well more complex scenarios of insurance data theft, medical identity theft and the adulteration of health records.
Engagement with customers online has evolved from novelty to necessity, with an estimated $202 billion spent in 2011 and projected 10% growth to $327 billion in 2016, according to Forrester Research. Businesses are maneuvering to connect with the growing pool of online customers, but the move to eCommerce brings new security risks with the exchange of sensitive consumer information, including cardholder data and personally identifiable information that can enable identity theft. At stake is reputation of brand, ongoing access to merchant credit lines, and substantial penalties and remediation in the event of a breach.
This white paper elucidates the aspects of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) compliance that must be considered when choosing a secure environment for servers involved in eCommerce. Whether deciding to outsource or keep data hosting in-house, any company collecting, storing or transmitting customer cardholder data needs to be compliant, and this document helps pinpoint the specific concerns and standards a company should be aware of when choosing how to keep their data secure. Understanding requirements and best practices for security policies and procedures, physical safeguards, and security technologies is essential to establishing cardholder data security and meeting QSA and SAQ audit requirements.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Sep 28, 2015
Interconnected Commerce: A Revolution in Value Creation, commissioned by Equinix and produced by Aite Group, discusses the state of the global payments ecosystem and its evolution into a core component of commerce enablement.
Primary internet connections fail for a variety of reasons: severe weather, downed poles and lines or simply heavier than usual network congestion. Business continuity solutions provide businesses with back-up internet access via a cellular network when primary Wide Area Network (WAN) connections fail or are over-loaded. These solutions enable businesses to:
Maintain seamless, uninterrupted access to the internet
Process credit card transactions
Access to important information stored online
This paper will provide an overview of business continuity solutions, examples of in-use scenarios and a path to adoption in an easy to understand and digestible way. Download now.
An explosion of data storage needs, both in terms of volume and accessibility, are unmet by first-generation storage solutions. The massive datasets being generated are un-storable due to costs and unable to be fully leveraged because of speed limitations. The needs of individual businesses, and our greater economy, demand the commoditization of cloud storage. Cloud Storage 2.0 represents a new generation of solutions that promise to turn Cloud Storage into a utility along the lines of bandwidth and electricity. Leading this evolution with high-speed, low cost, reliable cloud storage is Wasabi. In this white paper we look at the genesis and possibilities of Cloud Storage 2.0, and Wasabiís place at its forefront.
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