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A PCI Compliance Guide for Small and Midsized Businesses

A PCI Compliance Guide for Small and Midsized Businesses

Mar 20, 2014
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At the beginning of this year, Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) went into effect for merchants and organizations that handle payment card data. Version 3.0 contains a number of new and updated requirements that merchants and payment processors must consider in order to meet compliance, most of which are designed to enhance payment card data security. Read More »
7 Layers of Security: Preventing Denial of Service Attacks

7 Layers of Security: Preventing Denial of Service Attacks

Mar 18, 2014
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With Denial of Service, or DoS, attacks on the rise, many companies are on the lookout for ways to protect their online business presence. Read More »
Do You Know What a “Booter” Is?

Do You Know What a “Booter” Is?

Mar 11, 2014
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A year ago this month, Ars Technica reported a denial of service attack that created some connectivity problems for about two hours. Given the rise in the number of denial of service attacks companies are facing, the fact that Ars Technica experienced some sort of attack is not unusual. What is unusual, however, is the method Ars Technica’s attackers used. Read More »
Hook, Line and Sinker: Phishing Attacks Bite Back

Hook, Line and Sinker: Phishing Attacks Bite Back

Mar 7, 2014
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Bad news for would-be victims of phishing attacks: according to a recent report from Websense, the cost of conducting a massive, sophisticated phishing campaign is on the decline. Although Websense reports that the overall percentage of phishing attempts with email traffic dropped from its 2012 rates, there are still many reasons businesses should be concerned with phishing attempts. Read More »