3SC’s Management hosted an Iftar Party for its employees in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan.
This event came as a part of regular national and religious events organized by 3SC for its employees to promote solidarity and interfaith tolerance among them and strengthen social ties between the Board, management and staff, thus creating a healthier working environm. . . .
All organizations that accept credit card payments are now required by law to comply with PCI DSS standards as a way of combating credit card fraud. When followed to the letter, Payment Card Industry standards can help prevent cardholder’s private data from being exposed, which can go a long way in reducing incidences of credit card fraud.
However, compliance comes at a cost. Some of the costs associated with PCI DSS compliance include; costs incurred in obtaining, maintaining, and upgrading on-premise payment applications; costs associated with securely storing cardholder data; expenses related to establishing, implementing, and maintaining encryption technology; PCI audit expenses; and costs associated with key management technology.
Considering that the IT department and the org. . . .
PCI DSS Compliance, also popularly known as PCI or PCI Compliance, is a security standard put in place by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The standard lists twelve overarching requirements which, if observed by all credit card users, can help reduce credit card fraud and ultimately, better protect the cardholders.
According to Rodolphe Simonetti, the managing director at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the increase in high profile data breaches is partly caused by failure to fully comply with PCI DSS. In a recent PCI compliance report released by Verizon, Mr. Simonetti encourages businesses to embed compliance in normal business processes arguing that “it should be a year-round activity.” Referring to the latest victims of major data breaches, he states t. . . .
Top CEOs are under pressure following a string of major data breaches that are costing the Big Brands hundreds of millions of dollars, reports Computer Weekly. In fact, a recent study sponsored by Hewlett Packard Co. and carried out by Ponemon Institute revealed that the annual average cost of cyber crime for major U.S. Company is $11.6 million. This is a 26 percent increase from last year.
In the week leading to March 6th 2014, Target Corp. Chief Technology Officer resigned after news broke that hackers had stolen in excess of 40 million credit and debit card numbers plus information belonging to at least 70,000 Target customers.
Data breaches didn’t start yesterday. The first major breach was reported back in 2004 when AOL lost more than 92 million records to hackers. Later in 20. . . .
Payment Card Industry (PCI) also commonly known as PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is simply a data security standard. Basically, the standard urges users of payment cards to be secured and tells them what they need to do to achieve this security. The ultimate goal of the standard is to enable secure card transactions between merchants/companies and their customers.
PCI is managed by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), which was formed in September 2006 through the collective effort of five major credit card companies, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Japanese Credit Bureau (JCB), and Discover. These companies have their individual compliance programs, which they still abide by to date, but they needed a common platform/foundation. Today, PCI acts as . . . .
Every business needs a reliable security system and it better be a workable solution. Twenty years ago when the internet was still at its infancy stages, hackers would break into computer systems purely for the pleasure of it. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. Today’s hackers break into systems to steal. And with the continued growth in computer technology, hacking tools are now even more dangerous. You will now lose critical information at the press of a button and transfer money into a stranger’s account in the click of a mouse.
These hackers work as individuals, as well as in gangs, and they are hardworking and resilient. You may be safe today, but you never know when they are going to strike. If you are to secure your business from hacker attacks, you need to be smart; yo. . . .
You may never have been a victim of computer hacking but how sure are you that it won’t be happening tomorrow? Your security might have been good enough for the past or you may not have been too active online. Sometimes hackers try and fail, and when that happens they take some time off, learn a few new tricks and come back even stronger. One thing is for sure; hackers rarely give up, they enjoy their trade. And with hacking skills and tools becoming even more sophisticated each passing day, now is the time to seal all the loopholes. Be a hard target, make the hackers sweat, frustrate them. If they ever have to find you, make them work for it.
Where do they find the information used in hacking?
Hackers need information in order to hack into your systems so the firs. . . .
So you found that weird link in your email, clicked it and lost important critical information in the process. That’s how hackers work; they can be so smart. And it happens everywhere; Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Twitter, Facebook and every other online platform.
When you’re hacked, it feels personal, unsettling and inconveniencing. So why not just say enough is enough and tighten up your security so you don’t have to suffer hacks again.
This is probably the most underrated advice out there; and yet it’s probably the most important. When you have a password, someone has to go past it before they can access your system. Ensure that your passwords are unique and secure. It should contain letters, numbers, and symbols. Fortunately, most applications will. . . .
In the PC world, a virus is any program that replicates itself by attaching to other programs. Hackers use this method to attack PC users especially over the internet. The term Virus was therefore used to refer to any malicious software (malware) on the PC. Such virus replications have not been seen in mobile devices, at least not yet; but surely it can’t be long. With technology getting into overdrive and mobile technology being a key driver of this growth, high-end devices will soon be faced with an enormous task of dealing with ghastly viruses.
However, that doesn’t mean that mobile devices are not at risk of malware and virus attacks at the moment. The Android world, for example, is currently faced with dangerous malware capable of secretly controlling a device, stealing targete. . . .
An internal audit is a form of inspection – where the item being tested or inspected is the management system. Internal audits are therefore an evaluation of how products are performing currently in comparison to how they ought to or how you expect them to be doing.
Audits enable you to identify areas of the system that need attention so you can work on these weak points before they become detrimental to the bottom line of the company. One thing though is that internal audits are known to induce a lot of stress even in organizations that have complete trust in their products and services.
Internal ISO Audits
One of the main requirements of any ISO certification is that you conduct audits in planned intervals to determine if company processes conform to standard . . . .