As the retail and restaurant industries get back to work, there are concerns over how best to protect payment card and customer data as contactless technologies grow in popularity, says Courtney Radke of Fortinet, who offers strategies to mitigate these risks and comply with regulations.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council discusses how the shift to card-not-present transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic has created new fraud-fighting challenges and offers an update on pending standards revisions.
Adopting the policies in NIST 800-171 brings multiple security-related benefits, including best practices for data access policies, reduced risk of data breaches and insider threats, and a scalable approach to protecting sensitive data.
In this in-depth blog, a long-time cybersecurity specialist who recently joined the staff of Information Security Media Group sizes up evolving ransomware risks and offers a list of 11 critical mitigation steps.
Several sophisticated cybercriminals gangs are targeting "fuel dispenser merchants" throughout North America, in some cases by planting malware within corporate networks to steal payment card data, Visa warns in a new alert.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth analysis of whether Instagram is doing enough to protect the contact information of minors. Plus: Compliance updates on GDPR and PCI DSS.
Many companies around the world that accept card payments are failing to continually maintain compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard, according to the new Verizon 2019 Payment Security Report. Verizon's Rodolphe Simonetti, who contributed to the report, explains the findings.
In December, PCI SSC plans to publish a new standard for solutions that enable "tap and go" transactions on merchant smartphones and other commercial off-the shelf mobile devices. Troy Leach, the council's CTO, offers insights on the role the standard will play in enhancing security for smaller merchants.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth analysis of how to prevent data exposure in the cloud. Plus: why PCI's new contactless payment standard lacks PINs, and how to go beyond the hype to accurately define "zero trust."
Do criminal organizations prefer to target organizations that hold cyber insurance policies? A ProPublica report suggests that because cyber insurance policyholders are more likely to pay ransoms, they're a more frequent target. But some cybersecurity experts have expressed skepticism.
Data breaches, incident response and complying with the burgeoning number of regulations that have an information security impact were among the top themes at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are 10 of the top takeaways from the conference's keynote sessions.
A closely held type of point-of-sale malware, DMSniff, is spreading further while another, GlitchPOS, has also emerged. Despite a surfeit of stolen payment card details on the black market, efforts to steal more continue, highlighting the continuing challenges around card security.