Data Breach Best Practice Tips for Small Businesses

June 10, 2019 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , ,
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Guest post by Mark Pribish, Merchants Information Solutions, Inc. According to a June 4, 2019 Security Magazine article, “cybercriminals exposed 2.8 billion consumer data records in 2018, costing more than $654 billion to U.S. organizations.” Personally identifiable information (PII) was the most targeted data, with … Read more

Got a Payment Card Data Breach?

December 1, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , ,

While many payment card data breaches are easily preventable, they can and do still happen to businesses of all sizes. If your small or mid-sized business has discovered it’s been breached, the ETA’s Risk, Fraud & Security Committee and Arnall Golden Gregory LLP have produced a straightforward guide … Read more

New “Backoff” Point-of-Sale Malware Alert

July 31, 2014 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , , , ,
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The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an advisory warning of a new POS malware that, “at the time of discovery and analysis…had low to zero percent anti-virus detection rates, which means that fully updated anti-virus engines on fully patched computers could … Read more

Visa Issues Security Alert Regarding Insecure Remote Access

July 3, 2014 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The recent rash of data security breaches stemming from insecure remote access and user credential management issues has prompted Visa to issue a Data Security Alert to all merchants and the acquirers who serve them. Here is the statement from Visa’s email, which ControlScan received … Read more