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New International Board Members Join PCI Security Standards Council

Posted on September 04, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The PCI Security Standards Council have appointed new board members to lead the fight against international cybercrime. These members were appointed by election and will worth with organisations around the world to help protect businesses and consumers from data theft.

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How Big Data Helps Organisations Improve their CRM

Posted on September 02, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Is your organisation making the most of big data to improve its CRM?

While Customer Relationship Management has always used data to build up an understanding of customers and stakeholders, this kind of information has typically been relatively structured, such as:

  • Contact details
  • Purchase history
  • Spending habits
  • Technological habits
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The Hidden Costs of Cyber Crime

Posted on August 30, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

In a recent article we talked about the cost of cybercrime to the UK , highlighting how it costs UK businesses £20billion a year, but that’s not the end of it. Those are just the figures that are tangible, the ones that are a direct impact of cybercrime.

The hidden costs of cybercrime are a very real thing, although they don’t get the press that’s warranted. Here are a selection of ways that this could impact your business:

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Is the Great Firewall of China Going to be Exported Abroad?

Posted on August 28, 2015 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

You’d be forgiven for causing a significant amount of eyebrows to be raised if you called The Great Firewall of China a ‘success’.

Read More: Is The Great Firewall of China Threatening Business?

The Chinese state censorship program after all, prevents its 1.3bn residents from communicating freely online and accessing Western websites. Emails and web pages will be intercepted if they contain words such as ‘democracy’, or ‘Tiananmen Square’, while internet speeds lag miles behind China’s major economic rivals partly because of the filtering by censorship teams.

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Data Encryption Within the Cloud: What You Need-to-Know

Posted on August 23, 2015 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

In the last few years there has been a huge trend towards online cloud storage and with Eurostat now showing 1 in 5 enterprises in the EU use cloud computing, security for this data should be of a high-priority.

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An August 2015 Update On the World of PCI

Posted on August 21, 2015 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

A few weeks back we told you about the latest news on PCI in summer 2015, but with such a fast-paced and developing industry, things have come a long way in a short space of time. So, here’s an update on all the latest news about the payment card industry:

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Improving Data Security for the PCI and Small Businesses

Posted on August 18, 2015 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has announced big changes in a bid to help and win the hearts of small businesses. So, if you own a SME take note.

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The Obama Administration Hit By Huge Data Breach

Posted on August 15, 2015 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Anyone with a passing interest in information security could tell you that data safety issues can happen to anyone. The data breach gods don’t discriminate – in the past few years, giant brands such as Target,, eBay, T-Mobile and Sony have been affected by hacks, breaches and the accidental loss of information.

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Is the Internet Getting More Censorious?

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

When the internet was birthed, and during its inexorable rise over the last 20 years, it was seen as one of humanity’s greatest democratising inventions.

It was established and grew on the ideals of freedom of communication, co-operation and freedom of information. Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the World Wide Web, cites a moment after the 2010 Haiti earthquake that shows the positive potential of the world wide web.

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8 of the Most Common PCI Myths

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Despite being a very common security measure that is legally required for storing payment information, there are many myths surrounding the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Often these myths are the reasons behind the lack of compliance and mishandling data.

To clear the air and debunk any of these myths, here are the most common PCI myths:

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