Cloud, Contactless, e-Commerce, Tokenization and V.me surging forward

VISA Europe has issued it’s Annual Report for 2014 The headline numbers from 2014 Visa accounts 509m Point-of-sale spending €1.417tr Point-of-sale growth 8.7% Clearing & settlement transactions processed €16.1bn Visa Europe is a payments business. Our company is owned by some 3,078 banks and payment providers from 37 European countries. Together, we are making payments […]

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Office agrees it must do more to protect customer data

The UK Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has warned shoe retailer Office after the personal data of over one million customers was hacking. The hacker accessed customers’ details and website passwords via an unencrypted database. Sally-Anne Poole, Group Manager at the Information Commissioner’s Office said: The breach has highlighted two hugely important areas of data protection: […]

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Cyber insurance is a major growth area for commercial insurers

The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) conducted it’s 19th annual Property/Casualty Insurance survey and found Cyber-Crime is exposing businesses, both in the U.S. and abroad to greater levels of liability than ever before, which is why the market is far from saturated. The survey’s key findings are below:- 80% of executives said they see Cyber insurance as […]

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Reducing Cyber Risk; Marine transportation system Cybersecurity standards, liability protection and Cyber Insurance

An article in the Coast Guard Journal of Safety & Security at Sea written by David Dickman, Diz Locaria and Jason Wool contains a very interesting article “Reducing Cyber Risk; Marine transportation system cybersecurity standards, liability protection, and cyber insurance”. An excerpt: Within our nation’s marine transportation system (MTS), computers, information networks, and telecommunications systems […]

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The 2014 WordPress review of my blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many […]

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Complying with PCI-DSS Requirement 9.9 White Paper

The physical Point-of-Interaction (POI) devices that accept and process credit card transactions can be one of the most vulnerable attack vectors for criminals’ intent on stealing cardholder data. The combination of advancing technologies like 3D printing or near field communication (NFC) with outdated policies and untrained staff allows fraudsters an opportunity for substitution of POIs […]

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PCI DSS 2015 Poll. Are you planning anything different in light of v3.0?

Originally posted on Brian Pennington:
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