Posts Tagged ‘fraud’

Why Microsoft isn’t to blame for Home Depot’s breach: an appeal for strong authentication

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Posted on 14th Nov 2014 by in Enterprise Security

Home Depot dealt with its data breach by switching operating system but upon closer inspection it would perhaps have been better to invest in strong authentication technology and staff training.

Three things for the CFO to consider when evaluating cyber-risk for the executive management team

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Posted on 7th Nov 2014 by in Enterprise Security

The CFO arguably has the top job when it comes to assessing risk and making decisions on security investments. Most will have the support of the CIO in evaluating all the risks associated with technology, but have they considered all the issues that modern working practice expose the executive management team to?

Money 20/20 – Key takeaways from Monday’s payment security talks

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Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 kicked off yesterday with a perpetual buzz surrounding payments security.  This tweet from Dave Birch perfectly sums up what we’ve been hearing in the overflowing conference halls: It’s no wonder that authentication and privacy are hot topics.  Consumers are demanding to know their account data is safe and transactions are secure as the number […]

Three life lessons on security from our favorite superhero movies

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Posted on 31st Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

CIOs considering how their organization is exposed to different risks could gain some helpful insights from the heroes and villains in recent comic-book movie adaptions.

Self cyber-defense and security for c-level executives on the move

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Posted on 24th Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

C-level executives are arguably a business’ most valuable and vulnerable asset. We’ve compiled five tips so you can encourage them to defend themselves when they’re out and about.

More than EMV: President Obama’s executive order paves the way for more secure online services

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by in Corporate

Last week President Obama signed an executive order that is getting a lot of attention for mandating “Chip & PIN” EMV technology for all federally-issued payment cards and terminals.  My colleague, Philippe Benitez, wrote a great piece about it here. It’s understandable that EMV is in the spotlight these days as the entire nation is […]

Here we go again

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Posted on 22nd May 2014 by in Enterprise Security

It’s happened again, this time to “The World’s Online Marketplace” – eBay. The online auction giant announced yesterday that a database, holding the personal details of up to 223 million users, was hacked. Ebay has asked 128 million users to change their account passwords in the wake of the breach.  The cybercriminals were able to […]

How valuable is your boss?

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Posted on 25th Apr 2014 by in Enterprise Security

Anyone who works in a corporate environment knows that the CEO is often considered one of the most valuable assets within an organization, with access to contacts, sensitive and confidential information and knowledge of the wider industry. Many high-flying executives who travel a lot have chauffeur-driven cars or are given charter flights to minimize the […]

Facebook offers mobile payments – ‘Like’

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Posted on 22nd Apr 2014 by in Corporate

You can’t not step outside and see how mobile usage is affecting mainstream and consumer behavior – from toddlers playing with iPads to people walking into lampposts as they fail to look up from their device when out and about. Given the tremendous increase in mobile usage in recent years, it’s hardly surprising that expectations […]

Do you “speak” EMV? Six terms you need to know to get ready for EMV payments

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Posted on 22nd Apr 2014 by in Financial Services

A whole new language is coming with EMV credit cards. Did you know that an EMV credit card isn’t used by swiping it?  “Swiping” will someday be a term of the past (along with the mag-stripe relics that swiping supports).  Credit cards with an EMV chip are “dipped”, “waved”, or “tapped.”  Not to worry, it’s […]