Business leaders often view IT operations as a cost center. As long as all the IT systems are working, they must be working well, right? In an increasingly digital world, that hands-off approach is outdated at best. At worst, it could be a significant threat to cybersecurity. Rob Chapman shares IT insider insights on how […]
If you haven’t done your homework, PCI compliance can feel inherently complex. But if you’ve invested the time to build a highly secure IT infrastructure for your business, compliance is much easier to achieve. Here are eight recommendations to help you: Four actions you should already be doing along with four mistakes you should definitely […]
Is your IT budget frozen? Discretionary projects on hold? If so, there’s still plenty of work to do if you want to get your IT “house” in order. When market conditions impact your ability to initiate new projects, focus on getting rid of your legacy technical debt. It’s a great way to lower your risk […]
There’s an old joke among security folks that goes something like this: The “S” in “IoT” stands for “Security.” Give that a second to sink in. Apart from the gallows humor, IoT devices do often lack the most sophisticated security capabilities. That’s why you need to make sure they don’t negatively impact PCI compliance.
With the number of IoT devices expected to reach 75 billion by 2025, IT security professionals have to be proactive. Why? Because many of those IoT devices have relatively poor or non-existent security features. That alone should raise a red flag for PCI compliance. Here’s how you can make sure IoT devices and PCI compliance […]
PCI compliance can be complicated, even if you’re an expert. It can be especially challenging when you have to simultaneously gain executive trust in your PCI strategy while educating your IT team on the latest requirements. So, let’s make it easier on you. Here are some common PCI compliance mistakes you should absolutely avoid making.
If you’re an IT security professional, you might find yourself getting pulled in all kinds of directions these days. And when you have to focus on other tasks, it’s easy to neglect your regular duties. Unfortunately, PCI compliance can’t take a holiday. It must be a foundational part of your business strategy, even in the […]
When you have only limited time and resources to focus on PCI compliance, efficiency is vital. If you want to maximize the return on your investment, you need practical yet impactful tips to implement immediately. From password policies to logging guidelines, Cybera’s Rob Chapman shares his insights on three security-enhancing steps to get you started.
As you prioritize your work projects, it’s easy (and reasonable) to elevate the most urgent projects to the top of your queue. But be careful not to neglect important projects just because you don’t see an immediate concern. PCI compliance can quickly fall into the category of important-but-not-urgent projects—but here’s why you still need to […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create unique challenges across all types of industries, some challenges are temporary while others have long-term implications. Whether you’re just trying to play catch-up or ready to make strategic investments, now is the time to make your PCI compliance “to-do” list. Security expert Rob Chapman shares nine recommendations you […]
Attempting to manage risk in the middle of a global pandemic might seem like a fruitless endeavor at first. But there might not be a better time to reduce your overall risk profile. Why? Because you can make some fast and impactful improvements by strengthening your PCI compliance focus right now. Read the full article.
When you work with enough retailers, you start to see clear patterns and trends about how effectively they manage PCI compliance. There’s a lot of good…and a lot of bad. Cybera’s Rob Chapman describes the three biggest misconceptions he sees at customers sites—and explains how you can avoid making these all-too-common mistakes.