PCI DSS pushes back the date for 3.1 compliance

December 28, 2015|Ed Leavens

Is the focus really on security and privacy? Or is PCI Compliance just a check box? You be the judge.

PCI DSS releases updated standards every 2 years. PCI DSS 2.0 was released in January 2013 and PCI DSS 3.0 was released in January 2015. Nobody expected a new

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191 Million US Voters exposed

December 24, 2015|Jason Wittick

In late December 2015, a security researcher discovered an unprotected database on the open internet. This database contained complete voter records for more than 191 million registered US voters. Each voter record held details such as: a full name (first, middle, la

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LIfeLock Unlocked - $112,000,000 and counting

December 20, 2015|Mariann Utrosa

In 2010, LifeLock was fined $12 million dollars for falsely advertising its identity theft protection services. LifeLock had been advertising that for $10 a month it would guarantee protection against identity theft, But the US Federal Trade Commission alleged LifeLock merely put fraud alerts onto customer credit files, which does not protect against identity theft. The FTC further alleged that LifeLoc

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2015 - A big year for data breaches.

December 03, 2015|Jason Wittick

2015 is turning out to be a big year for data breaches. And the year is not over yet.

It is hard to open a newspaper these days without seeing front page articles related to companies having their networks breached and their data exfiltrated. Whether it is the cu

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2015 Study on Cost of Cybercrime

December 01, 2015|Dr. Wael Hassan, PhD.

Last month, the Ponemon Institute released its sixth annual report on the global cost of cyber crime. The report covered cyber crime incidents in the UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and the US using a sample of 252 organizations, concluding that the aver

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