PCI

Hold on to your socks – we’ve got an announcement

By HollyW / February 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Hold on to your socks – we’ve got an announcement

This one’s for you busy business owners with big growth plans for 2020. For you tech disruptors and digital innovators, with online platforms or services that are critical to your business model. And for you entrepreneurs, owners and directors with no time or energy to think about cyber security. Not to mention work your way…

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PCI DSS for charities: common struggles

By HollyW / January 27, 2020 / Comments Off on PCI DSS for charities: common struggles

Are you a charity that receives card payments? Are you aware of your responsibilities when it comes to your annual PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) assessment? Completing an annual PCI DSS assessment is not a nice to have or an option – it is a mandatory action that any organisation is required…

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Cyber security in 2020: visibility is key

By HollyW / January 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Cyber security in 2020: visibility is key

Most businesses have now woken up to the fact they need to put preventive measures in place to protect their systems, networks and data. And indeed, this is an entirely necessary first step towards resilience. But one of the biggest risks organisations will face this year is not having visibility of the attacks their networks…

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3 reasons why cyber security will help you win business in 2020

By HollyW / January 13, 2020 / Comments Off on 3 reasons why cyber security will help you win business in 2020

  Customers care about their data (and how it’s handled)   Studies show a resounding consensus: the majority of customers are uncomfortable with the way companies use their personal or business information.  What’s more, 87% say they will actually take their business elsewhere if they don’t trust a company is handling their data responsibly. And…

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Advice for businesses taking credit card payments

By HollyW / November 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Advice for businesses taking credit card payments

This article was first published in Grow Magazine  It’s 2019. Cash is dying and virtually all businesses and organisations accept payments via credit or debit card. These days, customers expect to be able to pay by plastic (or phone) anywhere and everywhere. But there are a few things that you need to know if you’re one…

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British Airways to face fine of £183.39m for data breach under GDPR

By HollyW / July 9, 2019 / Comments Off on British Airways to face fine of £183.39m for data breach under GDPR

The ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39m for infringements of new Data Protection laws. This follows an investigation by the ICO into a cyber incident involving the personal data of 500,000 customers.  The incident involved British Airways website users being directed to a fraudulent site which collected log…

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Demand for cyber security sees Devon-based Securious expand team by 71%

By HollyW / May 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Demand for cyber security sees Devon-based Securious expand team by 71%

Here at Securious, we have seen a dramatic twelve months of growth in which businesses in the South West have become increasingly aware of their vulnerability to cyber attacks. Despite this, commercial operations could be blind-sided by payment card fraud due to the incorrect implementation of 3rd party Payment Card solutions. Lack of online payment…

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Decline of the high street- the rise of Ecommerce…and payment card breaches

By Roz Woodward / March 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Decline of the high street- the rise of Ecommerce…and payment card breaches

The Office for National Statistics reported that online sales for December 2018 accounted for 20% of total retailing and we are reading in the news that the High Street is facing a challenging time with shop closures including M&S, House of Fraser and HMV. In Exeter we are, in fact, fortunate to be the only…

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Marriott Hotel could not rule out possibility of encryption keys being stolen

By Roz Woodward / November 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Marriott Hotel could not rule out possibility of encryption keys being stolen

Marriott Hotels is investigating a data breach including encrypted payment card data but can not rule out possibility that encryption keys had also been stolen Marriott has set up a separate website to help the 327 million customers who may be affected by the incident. The access attempt was discovered when Marriott received an alert from…

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Secure South West 11 event – access to cyber security expertise locally

By Roz Woodward / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Secure South West 11 event – access to cyber security expertise locally

SSW11 – The University of Plymouth are hosting the Eleventh Secure South West  event on the 24th October 2018 where academic and industry experts share data and cyber security knowledge with organisations in the South West This free event has gained significant traction within the South West region as it offers an amazing diversity of…

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