3 Basic Ways to Avoid PCI Paralysis

June 10, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , ,

Combat security threats while achieving PCI compliance. Over the past several months, a barrage of news stories and opinion pieces has sent a worrisome message: The payment security war is being lost because PCI standards are failing us. This defeatist belief that the hackers have … Read more

5 Best Practices for Securing Your Small Biz

April 23, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , , ,
Hosted Payment Technologies

The best way to truly strengthen your business’s security posture—which is the goal of the PCI DSS—is to have a sober understanding of your risk as well as the full scope of your PCI compliance responsibility. Here are five best practices for easily and cost-effectively … Read more

OpenSSL ‘Heartbleed’ Vulnerability Advisory

April 9, 2014 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , ,

ControlScan advises its customers and clients with eCommerce websites, or those which handle sensitive data, that a critical vulnerability has been discovered affecting the OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta implementation of the SSL protocol. The vulnerability is known as ‘Heartbleed,’ and should be seen as an … Read more

Building More Momentum: Why Now is the Perfect Time for Acquirers to Re-Tool their PCI Programs

February 14, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs Tags , , , , , , , ,

The last couple of months have felt like a rollercoaster ride for those of us in the security and compliance space, as we watch multiple retailers come forward about data breaches and the forensic evidence being uncovered. In the midst of this, ControlScan has conducted … Read more

A Fresh New Start Means a Fresh New Look at your PCI Status

January 8, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , ,
Fresh Start at PCI

Happy New Year! It’s the time of year when many of us celebrate a fresh start and make new resolutions. Your resolution may have been one of the common ones: get to the gym more, stress less, actually use those vacation days this year. And … Read more

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

February 5, 2013 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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