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Security compliance: How much is enough?

by Michael O’Dwyer, contributor, The PULSE of IT, November 23, 2015

Excerpt: Businesses should take baby steps when it comes to security compliance, starting with a security standard that is easier to comply with, like the ISO/IEC 27002, which deals with end-to-end security.

“It is easy to understand, and it is up to the company to determine the level of detail. […]

By |November 30th, 2015|News & Events, PCI Compliance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Security compliance: How much is enough?

Exciting Opportunities at SystemExperts

This is not a typical blog from us where we discuss security issues and solutions, but rather a post letting you know about two exciting positions now available on our team. If you are interested in applying, please contact us at SystemExperts.

Information Security Compliance Consultant

We are looking for an IT security/compliance consultant to assist in the performance […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Blog, HIPAA Compliance, PCI Compliance, Penetration Testing|Comments Off on Exciting Opportunities at SystemExperts

Addressing BitLocker and PCI-DSS 3.1 Usage

Inquiry: Earlier this month we received an email from Matthew Todd of Financial Engines, Inc. that said, “Back in 2011, Phil Cox (SystemExperts) wrote some guidance on using Windows BitLocker to meet PCI-DSS requirements. PCI-DSS has been updated since then, and I’m curious if SE has updated guidance.”

Response: Section 3.4.1 of […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Blog, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on Addressing BitLocker and PCI-DSS 3.1 Usage
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    Key Steps Enterprise IT Can Take to Safeguard its Operations

Key Steps Enterprise IT Can Take to Safeguard its Operations

IT systems pervade enterprises.  Systems are increasingly complex; enterprises constantly seek more rapid deployments.  And enterprises are increasing the volume and diversity of the data collected and analyzed. All of these factors mean that enterprises cannot rely on a small set of steps to safeguard its operations. Well established security frameworks such as PCI, HIPAA, ISO 27002 […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Blog, ISO 27002, PCI Compliance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Key Steps Enterprise IT Can Take to Safeguard its Operations

What Happens After the Breach — Especially for SMBs

SMBs are the least likely to survive the costs associated with a breach that involves data that fall under the Payment Card Industry umbrella. There are several types of cost including those associated with reputation damage, the time and efforts required to repair the breach and return to normal operations, the time and expense of collecting forensic data, the […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Blog, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on What Happens After the Breach — Especially for SMBs

Keeping Your Business Data Safe from Holiday Hackers

by Nicole Fallon, Business News Daily Assistant Editor   |   November 13, 2014 

In the wake of the recent string of corporate data breaches, businesses are more alert than ever about cybersecurity. Right now, many of them are also gearing up for the busy holiday shopping season, which brings more opportunities for hackers […]

By |November 13th, 2014|News & Events, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on Keeping Your Business Data Safe from Holiday Hackers

6 Popular E-Commerce PCI DSS Compliance Myths Explained

by Daniel Humphries, Managing Editor for IT Security research firmSoftware AdviceAugust 27, 2014

PCI DSS compliance applies to any business that accepts credit cards, whether they’re e-commerce or physical merchants. After all, just because your storefront is made of pixels and not brick-and-mortar doesn’t mean the PCI council is any less interested in how […]

By |August 28th, 2014|News & Events, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on 6 Popular E-Commerce PCI DSS Compliance Myths Explained

Surviving a Breach

The Target breach is making many in the IT security field take a closer look at their company’s information security and compliance practices. I’d like to share here some of the questions and answers from a recent media interview looking at “How to Survive a Breach.”

1. Are most companies prepared for a cyber breach?

We find […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Blog, PCI Compliance, Penetration Testing|Comments Off on Surviving a Breach

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
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    Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern for Small Businesses

Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern for Small Businesses

Recent breaches against major retailers have put payment card industry (PCI) regulations in the spotlight. However, it isn’t only big companies that need to worry about adhering to these regulations. The rules apply to every business that relies on credit and debit cards for transactions. Even if your business employs four people and it […]

By |March 25th, 2014|News & Events, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern for Small Businesses
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    Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern For Small Businesses

Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern For Small Businesses

Preparing for a Payment Card Industry (PCI) audit requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit credit card data to have a detailed security assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to confirm that the merchant or service provider is handling card data in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

By |March 21st, 2014|Blog, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern For Small Businesses
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    Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern For Small Businesses

Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern For Small Businesses

Sue Marquette Poremba, Business News Daily Contributor   |   March 20, 2014 12:59pm ET

Recent breaches against major retailers have put payment card industry (PCI) regulations in the spotlight. However, it isn’t only big companies that need to worry about adhering to these regulations. The rules apply to every business that relies on credit and debit cards for transactions. Even if your […]

By |March 21st, 2014|News & Events, PCI Compliance|Comments Off on Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance a Concern For Small Businesses