Protecting Cardholder Information: PCI Compliance Basics

Protecting Cardholder Information: PCI Compliance Basics Cardholder data refers to any information that printed, processed or transmitted during a transaction. This data may be printed, stored locally or transmitted over a network to a backup server or service provider. Organizations that accept debit and credit cards must be sure that they’re protecting this data and preventing its unauthorized use. Your …

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Steps to Navigating Online Trading Risk Management

Steps to Navigating Online Trading Risk Management Companies that have considered online trading should understand that one of the most important aspects is online risk management. Online risk management entails primarily determining and analyzing your risk tolerance, types of online risks you are likely to get exposed to online, and putting in place measures to avoid them. In trading there are two primary online risks: …

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3 Key Cyber Security Tips for Your Employees

3 Key Cyber Security Tips for Your Employees When we think of cyber security, we think of top training IT professionals who are working everyday to stop huge data breaches from happening. While that’s true, we forget that cuber security can be simple – some of best cyber security guards are right in the office. Employees are dealing with data, …

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Keep Your Customer’s Information Secure with Information Security Training

Your personnel need to be provided with privacy and security information training so that they follow and understand privacy requirements that are a vital component of your business’ success. Creating this type of training is not something that you should just relegate to an in-house department. In fact, information security training should be provided by professionals in the field that …

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Data Breaching's Effect on Reputation and Customer Loyalty

 Data Breach’s Effect on Reputation and Customer Loyalty The old axiom “security is only relevant when it fails” resonates in today’s atmosphere of frequent cyber-attacks, and especially so as the price of a breach is only increasing. Per the Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, a data breach’s total average organizational cost has reached a benchmark $6.53 million, or about $217 per compromised record.   Beyond those figures …

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Impact of Data Breach on an Organization

Last month, after a successful purchase by Verizon, search engine giant Yahoo revealed that as many as 500 million user accounts had been compromised, resulting in Verizon asking for a $1 billion discount on the $4.5 billion dollar purchase. (The hacker who sold the data, revealing the breach, assured Yahoo that there were “only” 200 million hacked accounts and the data …

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The Pros and Cons of Self Policing

The Pros and Cons of Self Policing Self Policing refers to a setting whereby an organization is fully liable for its compliance to ethical, safety, and legal standards. The inverse of self policing is when an organization outsources specialists to perform an analysis on whether the organization has complied with the accepted standards or not.   What advantages does self-policing provide? It …

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Information Security Training Online is the Solution

Information Security Training Online is the Solution Frankly, in today’s world information security should be a top priority. Information security is important not only to the sanctity of your business, clients and processes but it also is important to your business reputation. The quickest way to lose trust among clients and potential clients is to have an information security breech. …

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Increase Your Profitability With Behavior Regulation

Increase Your Profitability By Behavior Regulation One of the most vexing questions confronting businesses today is can you regulate employee behavior? Individual freedom is generally considered to be an inviolable right permitting a person to conduct themselves generally as he/she sees fit as long as it does not adversely affect another individual. However, businesses do have some leverage to regulate behavior since …

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