The Payment Card Industry Security Standard Dozen

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council is always creating new and effective versions of PCI DSS. The most recent of such compliance standards is version 1.2 which has 12 requirements for enhancing payment account security. These requirements are designed to address a broad range of…

Online & Network Security Must Haves – Part 3

Password security is important within your online network security and knowing the different types of identity theft is great, but what are the best ways to prevent identity theft? Many believe that PCI compliance does not affect them because they are not a payment processor or don’t…

Online & Network Security Must Haves – Part 2

Part one of this series talked about identity thieves wanting your password, and we discussed ways to protect against having your passwords compromised. Securing your password seems to be only 25 percent of the battle these days. Many network security attacks and breaches, like the Heartland Breach,…

Online & Network Security Must Haves – Part 1

The word “hacker” is often associated with the terms crime and fraud. However, hackers can be a good defense against online fraud, such as the “white hat” hackers that work to prevent fraud and fight identity theft. Unfortunately, white hat hackers aren’t as common as criminal…