How Website Security Gets Breached: 3 Common Errors and 3 Basic Fixes

June 7, 2017 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , ,
Website security: 3 common errors, 3 basic fixes

The bad guys don’t care what—or how much of it—you sell online. Today’s e-commerce businesses are in hackers’ cross hairs for many reasons, not the least of which is their ease of access. With the Internet as their gateway, every single e-commerce business is an … Read more

PCI Learnings from the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Digest

April 12, 2017 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , ,
PCI Learning from the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Digest

The story behind the DBD. Each spring, the information security community looks forward to the release of the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). This year we have some advanced data breach info as we await the DBIR: The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Digest … Read more

3 Basic Ways to Avoid PCI Paralysis

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

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 PracticesTags , , , , , , , , ,
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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

Making Headlines for the Wrong Reason… Don’t Let it Happen to You.

May 30, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , , ,

It even appeared on TMZ.com; one of the world’s largest retailers had their website defaced so they were now selling a grill to cook babies. This was, of course, inappropriate and unacceptable for any retailer to host on their website, and most likely the reason … Read more

Web Application Security – How do you know which Solutions will work best for your Business?

March 9, 2008 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , ,

If you must store credit card data or you are interested in strengthening your current security practices, it is important to focus attention on your Web applications. PCI Requirement 6.6 requires that you ensure that all Web-facing applications are protected against known attacks by applying … Read more