A compromised account is 17 times more valuable than a stolen credit card number. That’s why fraud bots, loaded with stolen credentials, use their lists of username/password pairs on thousands of websites. Credential stuffing bots can lead to data theft, customer identity fraud, and account takeover on your site.
Learn about the risk to your business from credential stuffing bots in the Akamai infographic, Credential Stuffing 101: The Risk of Bots to Your Business.
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.
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
Predictive analytics have been used by different industries for years to solve difficult problems that range from detecting credit card fraud to determining patient risk levels for medical conditions. It combines data mining and machine-learning technologies to create statistical models based on historical data. It then uses these models to predict future events. Extracting the power from the data requires powerful algorithms behind predictive analytics.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was first introduced in 2004 to increase controls over credit card holder data and to reduce the chances of credit card fraud. Validation is required annually and over the years, it has evolved with new revisions periodically. The latest one, version 3.2 came into force in April 2016. Until the end of January 2018, PCI DSS and Payment Application Data Security Standards (PA-DSS) are considered best practice to implement, and starting February 1, 2018, are considered a requirement.
In today's digitalized economy, web applications and the browsers that connect
to them predominantly rely on the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security
(TLS) protocols to encrypt sensitive business information and personally identifiable
information (PII) – such as customers’ credit card details, user account passwords,
corporate sales and payroll data, etc. – before sending them securely over the internet.
SSL/TLS encryption ensures information transmitted over the internet through e-mails,
e-commerce and online banking transactions and a myriad of cloud and online services
are kept secure.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Never before have state and local governments been expected to do so much with so little. Even as budgets remain tight in a post-recession environment, tech-savvy citizens demand higher levels of service, they want to pay taxes by credit card, renew their driver's license online, and check traffic from their smartphone.
These responsibilities make cyber security critical for state agencies, municipalities, and public utilities. Governments possess residents' most sensitive information - including inviolable personal data such as Social Security numbers and birth certificates.
This white paper highlights:
Why traditional tools fail to detect advanced attacks;
Gaining a cohesive, correlated view of all major threat vectors;
How to leverage signature-less, real-time security that thwarts zero-Day attacks.
Published By: Solidcore
Published Date: Aug 21, 2007
Learn how change control technology helps organizations comply with PCI DSS by tracking changes to critical files, determining if changes are authorized, and selectively preventing unauthorized change. Read this white paper on how you can relieve the burden of out-of-process and other unauthorized changes by using real-time monitoring and selective enforcement software.
Published By: Solidcore
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
New report issued by Fortrex, Emagined Security and Solidcore reveals the cost of PCI compliance is justified. Fortrex, in conjunction with Solidcore and Emagined Security have compiled a PCI compliance report that reveals the cost of a breach can easily be 20 times the cost of PCI compliance, more than justifying the up-front investment.
If your company stores or processes credit card information, you must be able to demonstrate compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). These standards include requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, design, and other critical protective measures. They also include one very prescriptive requirement: Section 6.6 mandates that organizations secure all Web applications by conducting a code review or installing an application layer firewall. Companies have had a very difficult time passing the other parts of Section 6 and they have experienced a rising number of data breaches. Unless companies take 6.6 seriously, PCI compliance failure rates, and data breaches, will continue to grow. Read this whitepaper to gain an overview of best practices to pass Section 6.6 and an understanding of the technology available to you.
All merchants and service providers that handle, transmit, store, or process information concerning credit cards are required to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards requirements (PCI), or face contract penalties or even termination by the credit card issuers. This paper discusses the 12 requirements of PCI, and how Secure Computing's portfolio of security solutions can help enterprises meet and exceed them.
With the recent rise in data breaches and identity thefts, implementing a sound information security program is no longer optional. Companies processing credit card information are encouraged to embrace and implement sound data protection strategies to protect the confidentiality and integrity of payment information. Some of the challenges for achieving PCI compliance are outlined in this white paper, as well as successful tips to help organizations navigate through them.
Data integrity and ultra-high performance dictate the success and growth of many companies.
One of these companies is BridgePay Network Solutions, a recently launched and rapidly growing financial services organization that allows merchants around the world to process millions of daily credit card transactions. Due to the nature of their business, their IT team needed to strike the perfect balance between meeting regulatory-mandated data security measures with the lowest possible levels of latency and response times.
As their growth accelerated, BridgePay realized the need to immediately address infrastructure shortcomings and prepare for their future growth.
Download the case study now and see how BridgePay built a competitive advantage and scaled transactions by 500% in the same storage footprint using some of the most advanced and differentiated technology available today.
BridgePay Network Solutions is a recently launched and rapidly growing financial services organization that allows merchants around the world to process millions of daily credit card transactions. Founded in 2011, BridgePay is a transaction gateway company that offers a full suite of payment products that enhance the security and performance of point-of-sale data as it races between merchants and banks.
Merchants and service providers that process credit card payments must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), now at Version 3.0. Whether the transaction occurs in a store or online, and regardless of the environment, from physical Point of Sale devices, to virtualized servers, or web servers in a public cloud, PCI DSS 3.0 mandates that these organizations are responsible for the security of their customers’ cardholder data. Read this white paper to learn more about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0.
Today's confidentiality and privacy requirements drive organizations of all sizes and industries to secure sensitive data in email. Often particular types of data need to be encrypted, such as credit card numbers, intellectual property, or client information. Organizations also need to protect confidential emails for particular groups, such as executive management, human resources or legal departments.
Many organizations are turning to policy-based encryption to meet their encryption needs because it automatically encrypts data using content filtering rules that identify types of content or email for particular groups. Encryption is applied when the rules are triggered. With policy-based encryption, organizations avoid relying on individual users to secure important content.
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.
Alert logic’s cloud-powered solutions help organizations that process, store or transmit credit card data eliminate the burden of PCI compliance. This product brief outlines Alert Logic’s solutions and the unique benefits offered.
Matthew Coy, Safelite’s Vice President of Information Technology, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s IT infrastructure, including selecting, administering, and supporting technology products. The company handles personally identifiable information, including credit card information and insurance data collected from several sources, and must comply with insurance industry regulations and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Safelite is the target of constant external attacks. The organization experienced ongoing security issues stemming from infected software, drivebys and other malicious downloads. According to Matthew, “A lot of malware and email viruses were making it through the environment, all bypassing our email security and AV.” Not only were the security controls ineffective, the previous AV platform required nearly 150 hours per week to manage. Matthew knew Safelite needed to make a change, and fast. Having worked with Cylance® at two previous companies, he was confident CylancePROTECT® could significantly improve Safelite’s endpoint security. Read the full case study to learn about the results Cylance was able to deliver.
Phoenix Children’s CISO, Daniel Shuler, and its IT security team are responsible for protecting 5,000 endpoints in the hospital and across more than 20 clinics in the region. Endpoints include physician and staff laptops and desktops, nursing stations, servers, Windows-based clinical devices, credit card payment processors, and point-of-sale terminals. These endpoints are used to store and/or process personal health information (PHI), and payment and credit card information. They must comply with HIPAA for PHI and voluntarily comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) for credit card data. The IT security team’s existing industry-leading AV solution claimed to provide visibility into malicious activity aimed at the endpoints. It continuously reported all endpoints were safe, sound, and secure. This caused Daniel to be suspicious. He knew from experience that such low levels of endpoint malicious activity was highly unlikely. Read the full case study to learn about the results Cylance was able to deliver.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a detailed series of 130+ requirements that anyone who stores or transfers credit card data has to comply with. However due to the protection it offers, the PCI DSS is fast becoming a security standard for all sensitive data that needs to be protected. The goal of the standard is to ensure security of data in transit and at rest while ensuring compliance is maintained.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Nov 30, 1999
This paper covers the basic requirements of PCI, with a focus on the administrative and technical elements of the program. It also reviews the validation requirements of the standard and potential sanctions for failure to comply.