Blog Posts Tagged with "Retail"


Why The Push For EMV Adoption In The United States?

February 20, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

What is Visa USA trying to prove with this push of EMV? Apparently only Visa USA can tell us because, for the rest of us, there are no business cases we can construct to justify the switch to EMV. Obviously, Visa USA knows something that the rest of us do not. Or do they?

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Email Preferences or Security Invasion?

January 24, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Where do I draw the line about providing personally identifiable information? And what happens to the information I provide? Will the retailer ever sell the information – and what happens if the company’s database is hacked? All we need to do is remember Zappos...

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Controls Have to be Executed Perfectly Every Day

December 04, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

Security is not perfect, and controls have to be executed perfectly every day, every year - else that is where things always go awry. If you execute controls consistently, your organization should be very difficult to compromise and the bad guys will find an easier target...

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The Evolution of Holiday Thievery

November 30, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

As far back as I can remember, police have been warning of thieves who target cars in parking lots, smashing windows to steal shopping bags left in plain sight. Now the warnings are different: no longer so focused on crime in the physical world, but instead, on threats in the virtual world...

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e-Commerce Risks for Cyber Monday and the Holidays

November 28, 2011 Added by:John Nicholson

To deal with the potential volume, they can turn to cloud-based services to add capacity and prevent the site from crashing, but as we'll discuss below, the availability commitments made by many cloud services create their own risks...

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Nearly 80% of Retailers' Data at High Risk

November 24, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Now, after five years of pushing standards out to merchants and retailers, a Verizon study has found that 79% of retailers are noncompliant. No matter how you slice it, retailers are a target and must employ multiple layers of fraud protection to thwart cyber criminals...

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