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Monthly Archives: June 2014

How to know your software vendor is serious about security

by Sue Poremba, Central Desktop, June 2014

According to a recent survey by Bitglass, more than half of large companies and a third of SMBs are avoiding cloud adoption. The reason is simple: companies of all sizes are not convinced the cloud is secure.

“Concerns about security are not only not decreasing; they’re increasing. A previous report from October 2011 indicated […]

By |June 24th, 2014|News & Events, Penetration Testing|Comments Off on How to know your software vendor is serious about security

10 ways to strengthen web application security

Joe Stangarone, writer,  MRCs Cup of Joe Blog, June 17, 2014

Summary: A recent study find that 96% of all web applications contain at least one ‘serious vulnerability.’ As cyber attacks rise, how can your company better protect your web applications and confidential data from a security breach?

Target. . . . Ebay. . . . Monsanto.

What do those companies have […]

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Tips for Recent College Grads Looking to Go into IT

With graduation season coming to a close, I have been fielding calls from friends and relatives about job opportunities in the IT sector.  While overall this is a difficult job market, those with the right credentials and contacts have a good chance of landing a solid entry level position. Here are a few tips I’d like to share with […]

By |June 11th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Tips for Recent College Grads Looking to Go into IT

Common Points of PCI Compliance Failure

With all the security issues facing businesses today, there has been an increase in articles offering advice on how to maintain security in this very challenging environment. The Payment Card Data Security Standard, a set of compliance regulations applying to every business that accepts, processes, stores or transmits credit card data, can be confusing. Daniel Humphries, managing editor of […]

By |June 3rd, 2014|Blog, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on Common Points of PCI Compliance Failure

How to Avoid the Seven Deadly Sins of PCI DSS Failure

by Daniel Humphries, Managing Editor IT Security at Software AdviceMay 30, 2014

If you’re reading this, then you probably already know that PCI DSS stands for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard: a set of compliance regulations applying to every business that accepts, processes, stores or transmits credit card data.

PCI compliance regulations (mandated by the Payment Card Security Standards Council) are so detailed […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|News & Events, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on How to Avoid the Seven Deadly Sins of PCI DSS Failure