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.Continue reading →
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
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:Continue reading →
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.
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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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.
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:Continue reading →