The 7 Things That Can Reduce Costs Of Data Breach, and How The U.S. leads the way.

Posted by Jeff White May 30, 2014

Reduce Costs Of Data BreachLarge scale data breaches have made for big time headlines in the past few months. The most notorious being the Target data breach over the holiday season with 40 million debit and credit card accounts compromised.

Time magazine reported on May, 23 that Ebay was also hit with a massive cyberattack that exposed the account information of 100 million users. The Attorney Generals of Florida, Connecticut and Illinois along with the authorities in the EU and UK have opened an investigation into this cyberattack.

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Topics: P2P Encryption, Heartbleed Security Flaw, credit card hackers, credit card date breech, Reduce Costs Of Data Breach

The 'Heartbleed' Security Flaw And Why it Matters.

Posted by Jeff White April 18, 2014

iStock_000010551447Medium-tnLately, there has been quite a bit of mention of a "Heartbleed" Security Flaw. Unless you are an active web developer maintaining some form of website, you are unlikely to be privy as to what Heartbleed actually is.

Heartbleed is not a technical term, but is rather a pseudonym for the failure of the popular encryption library, OpenSSL (Open Secure Sockets Layer).

The primary purpose behind implementations of OpenSSL on websites was to encrypt sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card information. 

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Topics: Point to Point Encryption, P2P Encryption, Heartbleed Security Flaw

What 40 Million Credit Cards Can Teach Us About P2P Encryption

Posted by Jeff White April 11, 2014

What do we learn from 40 million credit cards?

iStock_000002077265SmallIf you happen to be Target, hopefully you learn the importance of P2P encryption (also called point-to-point or end-to-end encryption).

40 million is the number of credit cards compromised when hackers exploited the chain’s point-of-sale system. Target’s not alone, either. Michael’s and Sally Beauty Supply have joined the ranks of companies realizing that in this data-dependent economy, appropriate security is vital to business. The best way to avoid credit card data breaches is with P2P encryption.

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Topics: Quickbooks credit card processing, Pensmore Payment Software, Point to Point Encryption, P2P Encryption

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