Organizations handling transactions involving credit or debit cards are facing increasing pressure to meet regulatory compliance mandates. In particular, they must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3, which went into effect in January of 2015.
Data breaches can carry very serious consequences, such as the revelation in February 2008 that that the Hannaford Brothers chain of supermarkets lost more than four million debit and credit card numbers to hackers. The bottom line is that organizations must implement Data Loss Prevention (DLP) systems to protect themselves against the growing array of threats they face from inadvertent and malicious data leaks from email, instant messaging and other systems.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Mar 30, 2016
Given that Point of Sale (POS) systems are used to transmit debit and credit card information in retail transactions, it's no wonder they are a desirable target for attackers. In this white paper, you'll learn about some of the common types of POS malware, how they work and best practices for protecting cardholder data.
Topics covered in this white paper include:
• Common types of POS malware and how they work
• How attackers exfiltrate data from POS systems once they gain access
• POS security techniques to protect payment card data
Download your copy today to learn how to effectively detect and respond to POS malware threats.
If you are a business that accepts credit or debit card payments then achieving PCI DSS compliance is an industry requirement. But how can you make it work for your business & prevent it becoming an exercise in box ticking?
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
The rising intensity and sophisticated nature of cyber-attacks has created a precarious environment for businesses charged with protecting their customers’ personal data. In 2012, credit card and debit card fraud resulted in losses amounting to $11.27 billion. In January 2014 alone, a single cyber-attack exposed more than 105 million identities. To steal this data, one option is to target the point at which a retailer first acquires that card data – the Point-of-Sale (PoS) system. PoS systems are increasingly being targeted by these attackers, which is why it's more important than ever to protect these devices and the systems they are connected to. Read more into the research on these attacks in this Symantec Security Response special report.
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