As families all across America dress up and trickle into the streets for trick-or-treating on October 31st, 2016, there is one more ghost that will be vanishing into the chilly, autumn air at midnight: PCI DSS version 3.1. Since the introduction of PCI DSS 3.2 in April 2016, organizations have been working hard to ensure that they’re compliant
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With the internet revolution in full swing, web and mobile applications are extracting more and more private information from us. While this is definitely making life easier and enhancing our productivity, large databases of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are left exposed due to lack of security awareness and/or vulnerable applications. Identity Theft has become a
The e-commerce and retail fields have undergone mammoth changes over the last decade. Paying in hard cash has almost become a thing of the past. Credit and debit cards are now being used to conduct millions of transactions and e-shopping purchases on a daily basis worldwide. But this new reality has also introduced numerous security perils.
5 of the most famous hacks, ever! Hacking has pretty much been a concept which has been around since as long as the internet has. Sometimes the criminals go after governments to make political statements, like the recent hacks seen against the Chinese Government, sometimes it’s all about an online cyber war, as was seen
Would you Trade your freedom for Application Security? OWASP’s Dan Greer recently gave the keynote speech at the “Application Security Matters’ conference where he delved into the problems and issues arising from the inconsistencies in application security. There are many things which contribute to lousy application security- not taking the necessary steps to protect your
SQL Injection- the Number One Security Concern Cybercriminals are using SQL injection to attack both websites and internal databases. Why are they doing this? The answer is simple- to seek sensitive data which could be used for black market activities or even identity theft. Most public websites don’t even fully understand how totally ‘at risk’