More than three-quarters of U.S. citizens are concerned about the privacy and security of their personal digital data, and almost two-thirds say they would feel more confident if government agencies with which they interact had stronger data-privacy and security policies.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the security standard for protecting payment card data. Navigating the requirements of the PCI DSS and implementing the technical security controls can be quite complicated.
Today organizations are faced with a dilemma when it comes to balancing the need to deliver an exceptional user experience on desktop and mobile devices and protecting company and personal data. Protection can run the gamut from no password needed, inputting a fingerprint or a litany of passwords every few minutes, or the use of more modern and secure innovations such as continuous biometric verification and recognition.
Consumers across the globe are more concerned with protecting their financial and payments information stored on a computer than they are with protecting this data when stored on a mobile wallet, according to data.
Last year, cybercriminals attacked the California-based Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, encrypting files crucial in running the hospital’s operating systems and demanding a ransom to restore them to working order.
Fraudsters’ methods continually evolve to counter new fraud protection measures and with personally identifiable information, they could steal a customer’s identity or create a synthetic identity. Once a fraudster captures this information, if they are able to access a customer account or open an account, it creates a nightmare scenario with significant repercussions for the business and the customer.
Ideally a penetration test should simulate a real world attack; in the real world, the attacker will always have some objective beyond “get into the network.” No matter who the attacker is, they are motivated by something that they are trying to accomplish – and getting into the network is only one step in that process for the attacker.
The 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, OK, changed the state of Oklahoma and the country as a whole forever, but it didn’t stop businesses and families from calling it home, including GE’s new Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC), in Oklahoma City. Learn how the OGTC is a shining example of high-tech security with GE’s historically customer centered beliefs and strategy. Also in this issue: why smart cards are increasingly being embedded into mobile devices and wearables, what role certifications play in your career, and much more!