The Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud Computing has provided business and consumers with unimaginable tools and functionality, not to mention immense entrepreneurial opportunities. Along with the connectedness of these solutions comes increased security risks that many entrepreneurs, start-ups, and venture capitalists need to be aware of before either launching into the tech industry or … Read More »
‘Chip and PIN’, or EMV (“Europay, MasterCard, Visa”), is an open-standard set of specifications for smart card payments and acceptance devices and is a popular topic these days with HALOCK’s PCI clients. EMV is not a PCI requirement. However, there is a ‘liability shift’ in October 2015 that impacts brick and mortar merchants that … Read More »
Attackers have figured out how to crack even what you and I think are the toughest passwords. HALOCK pen testers almost always find passwords as a weak spot in every investigation. With so much at stake, it’s a wonder why password safety still isn’t being taken seriously.
In a recent study at Concordia … Read More »
If you are a Level 1 or Level 2 merchant, complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) continues to get more complicated. The stakes have never been higher for large organizations that process payments. With major data breaches constantly in the headlines like Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase and … Read More »
Effective June 30, 2016, SSL and early versions of TLS (1.0 and in some cases 1.1) can no longer be used as they are … Read More »