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PCI 3.2 Significant Changes for the Service Provider
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06.02.2017
In reading the changes to PCI (3.2), what’s obvious are the numerous mentions of updates for the Service Provider. PCI 3.2 changes are authored as best practices until 1/31/18 after which time they become a requirement. These edits to rules align with the growing industry move for cloud-based or shared computing-on-demand environments.
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Russian Hackers, DHS, and the US Election
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01.06.2017
There’s been a lot of noise lately about Russia’s potential impact in the US electoral process in November. Regardless of political views, there does appear to be malicious spear phishing attacks perpetrated by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS).
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Your Cellular Wireless Router May Have Contributed To the Internet Meltdown
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10.24.2016
If you were trying to browse the web last Friday chances are you were disappointed with performance; I have two different IP links into my office, and was speed testing both to see why I couldn’t connect to several key websites. The answer was a massive DDoS, or distributed denial of service, that brought down a number of popular websites including Amazon, Twitter, and Spotify.
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month
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10.18.2016
Since its inception in 2004, October has been tagged as National Cyber Security Month by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a non-profit public/private partnership. The charter of the NCSA is to, empower and support digital citizens to use the Internet securely and safely, protecting themselves and the cyber infrastructure.
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Presidential Debates & Cyber Security
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09.27.2016
In arguably one of the most entertaining Presidential debates in years, cyber security was a front and center topic of conversation. Though the candidates appeared to agree on little, there was consensus that cyber security is imperative to our national security, and that something has to be done to combat oversees hackers.
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