How to Avoid These Five PCI-DSS Pitfalls

Kudos to you for taking credit card data security seriously! You're likely feeling good about taking that big step to properly secure your customer's credit card data by becoming PCI DSS accredited. And you should! However, did you know that…

Why Do I need to be ISO 27001 Certified?

Have you been thinking about having your organization ISO 27001 certified but not sure if it's really "worth the hassle?" For those less familiar with ISO 27001: 2013, it is the global information security standard that delineates the best…
Your company is going international. What about your cybersecurity? A WORTHWHILE RESOLUTION FOR 2019

A Worthwhile Resolution for 2019

New Year's Resolutions. We all have them. They often sound something like this: “This year I'm going to eat less, exercise more, and be a better spouse/parent/employee/person…" and the list goes on. Sometimes we follow through for a week,…
Your company is going international. What about your cybersecurity?

Your company is going international. What about your cybersecurity?

If your company is approaching new markets overseas, cybersecurity should be a primary concern. Regulatory environments, compliance, and privacy laws differ significantly from country to country and protecting your data, as well as that of your…
Preparing for the GDPR: What You Need to Know

Preparing for the GDPR: What You Need to Know

The GDPR becomes law in May of 2018. If your company does business with any EU citizen or entity, you need to be prepared for this new law, which is designed to protect and strengthen the privacy for all individuals residing in the European…
The GDPR is the Biggest Thing since SOX

The GDPR is the Biggest Thing since SOX

To those of you who have been dealing with data governance and compliance issues since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) appeared on the scene in 2002 – are you having flashbacks yet? Once again, we are facing new, exceedingly strict regulations…
5 simple steps for gdpr compliance

5 simple steps for GDPR compliance

As the GDPR deadline of May 25, 2018 creeps closer, our thoughts turn to compliance and how to achieve it without losing any (more) hair in the process. If you have been putting off making the necessary adjustments to your data security,…
PCI DSS Myths

PCI DSS Myths

Myth: Only large companies required and can undergo PCI DSS certification Fact: Incorrect. PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing including merchants and other entities that store, process and/or transmit cardholder…
7 Benefits of PCI DSS compliance

7 Benefits of PCI DSS compliance

That Will Energize You to Comply with The Standard The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a standard that comes up as an answer from card issuing banks and branded card networks (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American…
PCI DSS Compliance

Key Success Factors

This is Why Scoping, Segmentation & Tokenization Are the Key Success Factors Towards PCI DSS Compliance So, what are the reasons organizations fail PCI Audit? In December 2013, credit and debit card data breaching that happened to an American…