In today's reality where hackers get past firewalls and penetrate deep into networks, there is an unprecedented escalation in the number, size and frequency of data breaches and cyber-attacks. In 2013, a total of 550 million identities were breached; a 62% increase from 20121.
As long as the internet has been around, it has allowed us a certain level of anonymity. We can shop in our underwear, flirt without makeup, work without commuting, and comment on political issues we may not have broached "live."
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I don't know a single person that appreciates a random call during dinner, requesting credit card information for a cell phone bill or a late electricity payment. The first response is fear and self-doubt.
We've all heard of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), right? The FTC is the government's referee, serving for over 100 years; they blow the whistle and call fouls on businesses that may be playing dirty in the marketplace.
Sony's Playstation Network was still struggling on Dec. 29 for the fourth day in a row as it gradually restored service to hacked Playstation networks. Playstation was hit with a DDo attack on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Frustrated gamers were kept from playing as the service was flooded..
The hackers responsible for the Sony cyber attack upped the ante earlier this week by threatening terrorist acts if the studio released a film in which the main characters are CIA agents on a mission to assassinate Kim Jong Un.
The illegal intrusion into computer systems is at a record high this year and climbing," Bill Whitaker begins in the recently aired 60 Minutes clip titled, "What Happens When You Swipe Your Card?" The data breach special was aired on CBS' 60 Minutes on November 30th. The message behind the video? It seemed to be grim at best.
Report says cyberattacks originated inside Iran. Two cyber security firms have said that Iranian hackers have targeted "critical control systems" and computer networks in more than countries, including the U.S., Canada, India, Mexico, Germany, France, England, China and South Korea.
Hackers love Cyber Monday. According to a recent article from Inc. Magazine, 65 percent of companies report an increase in cyber crimes on Cyber Monday. Why? Shoppers know Cyber Monday is a big day to score deals online.
Independent news media sites in Hong Kong which have supported the Occupy Hong Kong protesters have been hit by Denial of Service attacks. The sites have been pummeled with junk ads at an incredible 500 gigabytes per second.
The U.S. government has blamed Chinese hackers for September attacks on the post office and federal weather system. Officials said they sealed off data concerning disaster relief plans and other sensitive information.
If you're a business owner trying to make sure your website is safe, secure and trustworthy to customers, navigating your way through the dizzying array of cyber security-related can be confusing, frustrating and just plain boring.
Alarming newspaper and industry reports show that no one, including small businesses, is immune from a potential data security breach. According to a 2013 survey by National Small Business Association, half of all small businesses surveyed had been a victim of a cyber attack.
In the past I've referred to the Federal Trade Commission as a referee in the marketplace; however, perhaps a more appropriate analogy would have been a policeman, or prison guard, or judge because the FTC doesn't just blow a whistle, they throw out the handcuffs and can lock you up, for good.
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If you're new to PCI Compliance or have just started a business or organization that accepts payment or donations online, you are probably wondering what PCI Compliance is, why it exists, if you need to deal with it, and what the best way of handling your web security is.
Whether you are planning the launch of a new e-business or have been in the game for several years, security should be high on your list of priorities. With progressively relentless attacks by hackers on the rise, the ability to squash lurking security threats is an imperative.
For most people, the PCI (Payment Card Industry) world is very complicated, frustrating, and extremely boring. So, in an effort to help you keep your sanity, I've put together the following information for every online business owner who's been told that they need vulnerability scan for their website, but don't ever get a straight answer as to what it is,
It's a fact that online shoppers are concerned about your online security. Not only that, the major credit card companies are imposing ever-increasing fines and penalties for websites that suffer a security breach. It’s not worth losing all of your hard work over a tiny slip in security.
First - a quick definition. PCI Scanning stands for "Payment Card Industry" scanning. It involves having a PCI ASV (Approved Scanning Vendor) scan any and all IP addresses that the public has access to, related to your website or your site's transaction process.
In a nutshell, the purpose of PCI Compliant scanning is to create the most secure environment possible for processing credit cards. The PCI (Payment Card Industry) council has 12 main security requirements that all merchants are required to strive for in order to be PCI DSS Compliant.
Is your website safe from hackers? The odds are against you...Statistically there's a huge chance your site is currently vulnerable to hackers and malware! That's why merchant banks and credit card companies are pushing for PCI DSS compliance.
PCI Scanning detects vulnerabilities on your website(s) and servers. Our reports clearly identify these vulnerabilities, providing the owner with a clear path to help secure their website. Preventing an attack from happening depends on user efforts in resolving the vulnerabilities discovered.
Are your credit card terminals, or card readers, being scanned on a regular basis? Did you even know that they need to be? Did you know it's a requirement of the major credit card companies? Do you know what can happen if they are not scanned?
Is Your Website Safe and Secure? Website security and testing is a vital part of the success of your online business. Making it a priority is crucial to your credibility as well as the protection of you and your customers.
Having your site compromised can be more than just a huge headache. You are held liable for the information that was compromised, which can result in severe fines, bankruptcy, lawsuits, and a permanently tarnished reputation. Unless you’re royalty, you’re not going to come back from a sketchy reputation.
As with many aspects of the Internet, conducting business is a continuous series of determining what works best and what does not. Following the unveiling of electronic payment technology, an enormous surge of identity theft cases emerged.