Taking Back Control With Controlled Access

September 27, 2016 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , ,
Next-Generation Access Control

Guest post by Simon Parker, Minerva Building a Case for Next-Generation Access Control Identities are stolen more during the holidays than any other time of the year. That’s because this is the season in which shoppers use their credit and debit cards the most. And … Read more

PCI DSS v3.1 and SSL: What you should do NOW.

March 5, 2015 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , , , ,

12/21/15 Update: The PCI SSC is extending the migration completion date to 30 June 2018 for transitioning from SSL and TLS 1.0 to a secure version of TLS (currently v1.1 or higher). Learn more here.  4/15/15 Update: The PCI SSC released PCI DSS v3.1 on its … Read more

“Is it OK to enable remote access to my back office PC?”

September 4, 2014 • Published Categories Ask the QSATags , , , , , , , , , ,

Question: Is LogMeIn PCI Compliant for a restaurant back office PC? I heard that leaving an open connection is not compliant. Answer: A remote access program such as LogMeIn can be PCI compliant; however, it must be securely implemented using multiple factors of authentication to … Read more

New “Backoff” Point-of-Sale Malware Alert

July 31, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , ,
Remote security

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 TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

More and More Hackers are “Foodies.” Well, Sort of…

February 5, 2013 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Foodies

According to the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, hackers are apparently spending a lot more time discovering the latest hip, trendy restaurants. But they are not spending money on artisanal cheeses, free-range chicken, or chickpea and orzo salad with Piquillo pepper vinaigrette. Nope. They … Read more