July 24, 2017 •
The ability to devalue credit card data has made point-to-point encryption (P2PE) technology a hot topic among franchisors. And what’s not to love? With a PCI P2PE solution in place, your franchise can check off that PCI compliance box as well as rest assured that your payment transactions are safe and secure.But is securing your credit card transactions between the POS and the payment processor all your business should worry about? Does implementing P2PE make every other security technology irrelevant to your business?
Encryption • Firewalls • Malware
March 29, 2017 •
The popularity of ransomware among cyber thieves continues to grow, not just in America but around the globe. Ransomware victims paid over a billion dollars in 2016 for decryption keys in the hopes that their data would be unlocked. Sometimes it was, sometimes it wasn’t. Read this blog post to learn the five things your business can do now to avoid becoming a victim of ransomware.
Endpoint Security • Malware • Security Awareness
February 19, 2017 •
Your business relies on antivirus technology to keep the bad guys out, all the time and every time. But what if I told you that cybersecurity professionals have been noticing a downward trend in antivirus software effectiveness for a while now?The fact is, malware has advanced to become more complex and automated, while the malware protection most businesses have come to rely on has not kept pace. What’s next in malware protection for your business?
Endpoint Security • Malware
December 1, 2016 •
Employees are one of the most overlooked and most dangerous areas of security risk in an organization. The human element is susceptible to all types of attack and error, not to mention their ability to act with malicious intent.While human security risk can never be completely eliminated, it can be significantly reduced. Read this ControlScan blog post to learn how.
Access Control • Malware • Security Awareness
May 12, 2016 •
Internet connectivity drives the way today’s businesses operate. From communicating via email, to processing electronic payment transactions, to managing employee payrolls, nearly everything we do touches the Internet in some way. Unfortunately, the same technology that serves as our business backbone also empowers criminal activity.
Malware • Network Security • Social Engineering
April 4, 2016 •
Ransomware continues to make news headlines.In response to the growing ransomware threat, government agencies are issuing business alerts to raise awareness and offer guidance. Some of these recent alerts include:United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) — “Ransomware and Recent Variants” AlertFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) — “Ransomware on the Rise” PodcastAnd here is a […]
Malware • Ransomware • Security Awareness
February 20, 2015 •
The Internet is abuzz with the news that Lenovo has been installing an adware named Superfish on a number of consumer laptops. The adware not only injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user’s permission, but also has the capability to intercept and hijack SSL/TLS connections to websites, due to the installation of a self-signing certificate authority on affected machines.
February 4, 2015 •
The rapid growth and infusion of the Internet of Things (IoT) in everyday life has correspondingly seeped into the workings of everyday business. Security cameras, energy management systems, digital menu boards, kiosks, LED light bulbs, thermostats, medical devices, etc., are examples of Internet-connected components that, when connected to a business network, become points of vulnerability (PoVs) and therefore must be securely managed.
Internet of Things • Malware • Point of Sale