PCI DSS — Merchant Requirements and Action Steps Acceptance of credit cards for payment has grown exponentially at small businesses across the US. Small merchants of all sizes should be aware of the risk for theft and fraud, and take action to combat this by certifying with the industry Continue Reading
Understanding PCI DSS Compliance
What does a small merchant need to do to certify PCI DSS Compliance? There are two components required to validate or “prove” that a business has achieved PCI DSS compliance certification: Self-Assessment Questionnaire: All businesses are required to self-assess their IT and payment processing environment using the appropriate PCI Self-Assessment Continue Reading
Bandwidth and Traffic Transfer Explained
The difference between bandwidth and data transfer It is very common to find the two words – bandwidth and data transfer, used synonymously on the internet, specially on web host’s pricing plans. However, technically speaking, there is quite a difference between these two terms. Bandwidth denotes the volume of data Continue Reading
How Emails Hide Malicious Content?
Recently we’ve been focusing on email security risks regarding viruses. We’ve examined Viral email attachments and forwards, and today we look at the most well hidden kind of virus of them all: a virus hidden in the email body. Viruses inside emails… how do they work? Malicious content Continue Reading
Not every savings are profit – Savings could be an expense in other areas
Free business e-mail services have been around for many years now. Hotmail.com started this trend providing basic POP3 e-mails and yahoo follow suite. A few years ago, Google Gmail provided email services that even comes with calendar, contacts and mobile sync features. To beat the competition, google even gave away Continue Reading
The changing face of Web-malware – Protecting SMBs and generating revenue
Anirban Banerjee, VP of R&D Speaker Profile Anirban is a co-founder and technical lead at StopTheHacker. Anirban holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Riverside. For the last 5 years he has been active in various security circles and working groups that focus Continue Reading
How Did That Virus Get Past Your Email Security?
Computers have been around for a while now, so most organizations have had their share of virus scares. How many times during the 90’s and early 2000’s was your network or computer taken down by an annoying virus, or worse, how many times did this cause a data breach? The Continue Reading
Why The Tourism Industry Needs Email Security?
When we imagine the industries that come under threat from email security attacks, most of us consider that finance; banking, law and medical science could be targets. But the truth is, a lot of under industries need email security too, including the tourism and heritage industries. Today we look at Continue Reading