4 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

Small-Business Cybersecurity: Acquirers Make a Difference!

July 7, 2016 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs Tags , , , , ,

New Small-Business Cybersecurity Tools for Acquirers Today the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) announced a significant advancement in its efforts to foster small-business cybersecurity: A set of payment protection resources that acquirers can use to educate and empower the small merchants they serve to fight … Read more

The Who, How and Why of Intrusion Detection

December 1, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , ,

Understanding the need for intrusion detection. At 115-pages, PCI DSS v3.1 makes it clear there’s much to consider when evaluating the security of your payment card environment. In fact, you may be questioning how much effort to put into the task. Is it all futile … Read more

FTC Loses Data Security Case, But Defendant Loses Too

November 18, 2015 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , ,

Like the Wyndam Hotel case, the FTC was going after LabMD for suboptimal data security practices that led to consumer harm. Despite winning the case, LabMD has been affected in a big way. The cost and distraction of the legal battle drove the company out … Read more