The Top 5 Questions to ask a Prospective Penetration Tester

If any part of your business network is connected to the Internet, then the information your business handles is within the reach of hackers and cybercriminals. For this reason, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DDS) requires that your IT network undergo a penetration test. Because the network…

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PCI Compliance and the Service Provider

Today, even the smallest businesses are Internet dependent, as the ability to pass information “through the cloud” becomes increasingly desirable. The complementary growth in cloud-based services such as data hosting and payment processing has created a new breed of service provider. These service providers and their systems interact with…

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Don't Be Fooled! There's No Such Thing as an Automated Penetration Test.

Many small merchants, having been told they need a “network penetration test,” will seek out the quickest and cheapest way possible to comply with this Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirement.  This is certainly understandable, given most small businesses’ tight operating budgets and the growing number of…

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Five Steps Before Using a Mobile Device to Accept Credit Cards

The taxi driver at the airport took your credit card using Square on an iPhone. The plumber that fixed your leaky pipes swiped your card on a PayPal device connected to an Android phone. And that posh restaurant where you impressed a client not only took your order on an…

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