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Non-Listed Encryption Solution Assessment (NESA) Documentation

By | 2017-08-31T16:30:48+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Security|

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) previously released guidance that allows Qualified Security Assessor for Point-to-Point Encryption (QSA (P2PE)) companies to complete a document related to a non-listed encryption solution assessment (NESA) to address the following: which of the PCI SSC’s P2PE standard requirements a vendor’s solution meets, and how the solution impacts a merchant’s PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance scope. In our work with both merchants and service providers, it appears that there may be some confusion regarding what this document offers and how it should be used. Per the PCI SSC’s document, Frequently Asked Questions: Assessment Guidance for Non-Listed Encryption Solutions: The aim of a non-listed encryption solution assessment is to identify the gaps between the solution and the PCI P2PE Standard and to show how use of the solution impacts a merchant’s PCI DSS assessment. A number of payment applications in [...]

Getting People and Productivity to Rock with Office 365

By | 2017-08-24T15:34:27+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Cloud, Office 365, Security|

Over the last 12 to 18 months, the concerns that business and IT managers voice when they think about the cloud have changed. It used to be that people thought the cloud was a security risk and you should never trust it with any sensitive information or business-critical applications. We don’t hear that as much anymore. Some slow adopters, companies that don’t often use new product categories or disruptive business models, may still feel that way, but the understanding of cloud security has changed for most everyone else. Security and cost savings no longer prime concerns When businesses are considering Microsoft Office 365 today, most of them recognize that Microsoft has created a global infrastructure with hyper-converged data centers and layers of physical and digital security that most companies could not research, design, create, and manage on their own. On the Microsoft [...]

2017 Manufacturing Report: Automation and Cyber Security Remain Top Priorities

By | 2017-09-05T14:23:20+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Manufacturing, Security, White Paper|

2017 Manufacturing Report How vulnerable are most companies to cyber attack? Find out in this new report. Also, track trends like the impact connected machines are having. Access the full report  Get the Findings Your privacy is important to us. We'll never send spam or resell your information. Manufacturing Report Topics Discussed With the lack of training and investment, manufacturing companies are vulnerable. Supply and labor constraints can be eased with proper automation protocols. Discover how manufacturing companies are handling the challenges in recruitment and retention. Companies looking to sell their business is one of the top exit plans. Learn the split between growth in existing markets or new development. Get conclusions about the direction the industry is [...]

The WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What Does It Mean to You?

By | 2017-05-30T20:07:55+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Security|

Reports on cyber security risks are in the news nearly every day, and there are no signs of attacks slowing down. In recent years, it has become commonplace to see news headlines related to security breaches at large retail chains (e.g., Target, Home Depot) or waves of ransomware attacks that have crippled businesses and users, as is the case with this latest ransomware attack known as WannaCry. The sheer volume of cyber security information published, and the jargon that comes along with it, can be difficult to understand in a way that allows you to easily identify if a legitimate threat to your organization exists. It’s important for organizations to proactively educate and prepare themselves rather than reactively panic. As a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program, Sikich works with clients every day on IT strategy, technology questions [...]

The Dangers of Facebook Live

By | 2017-03-02T16:46:28+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|News, Security|

Facebook is, without a doubt, the most popular social media platform, boasting that over one billion people are active users. Since they introduced their Facebook Live feature, which allows users to broadcast what they're doing, saying, etc. to their friends, it's soared in popularity. However, unless you have restricted the platform's privacy settings, you could broadcast your life to the entire world without realizing it. In fact, even if you do restrict these settings, you're still at risk. Your live broadcast may be, what you consider to be, completely harmless. But if you broadcast from your home, you open yourself up to being followed in real life and not just in Facebook. It's easy to then extend this to business dangers. If employees are walking around with what is essentially a broadcast satellite truck in their pocket at all times, you need to [...]

[LinkedIn] 6 Tips to Consider When Dealing with a Data Breach

By | 2017-02-17T17:30:22+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Security|

For most organizations, this monetary loss can cause tremendous agony and yet, it's only a fragment of the damage felt when experiencing a data breach. You’ve just been attacked and robbed; customers who trust you were violated. But, it’s important to maintain a level head so you can make the right decisions for your organization and consumers. The way you treat and communicate with your customers and key stakeholders during a data breach–or any crisis–can have a resounding, long-lasting effect.

Scam Alert: Imposters Calling as Computer Tech Support

By | 2017-03-02T19:34:02+00:00 January 26th, 2017|News, Security|

Threats from cybercrime are happening at alarming rates. One new tactic is hitting homes and offices that trick people into believing their computer is in critical danger. When someone attempts to take action on these phony warnings, scammers swoop in and hold the computer ransom until payment information is sent. Sikich Security and Compliance Manager, Kevin Bong, talked with TMJ4 in Milwaukee about the forms this scam takes and what to do if you find yourself in this scenario.  […]

Six Steps to a Better Security Strategy

By | 2017-03-16T15:29:26+00:00 September 20th, 2016|CFO, Security, White Paper|

Six Steps to a Better Security Strategy by Martin Whitworth |  January 22, 2016 Fill Out the Details Below to Access the Full Report. A $500 Value Why Read This Report? Creating and maintaining a security strategy is fundamental for success. Unfortunately, many of today’s strategies fail to connect with the business or create a compelling case for action, which undermines the CISO’s support and credibility. In this report, we provide you with the six steps to create an effective security strategy linked with key business interests and success factors. The State of Cyber Security 82% of Security professionals feel that their board of directors is concerned or very concerned about cyber security 74% Expect [...]

Manufacturers Guide to Cybersecurity Initiatives

By | 2017-05-23T18:39:31+00:00 June 6th, 2016|AX, ERP Clarity, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Options, Security|

Manufacturing and cybersecurity have a complicated relationship. A lack of adoption of key information security practices continues while cyberattacks within the manufacturing industry are on the rise. With a single data breach, a manufacturer can lose consumer trust and years of proprietary information to competitors. No longer can cybersecurity be viewed only as a simple checklist for compliance requirements. Although it may be impossible to eliminate all risks, understanding and assessing vulnerabilities and implementing a cybersecurity initiative can provide the greatest level of risk reduction. Follow these three steps to implement a cybersecurity initiative in your manufacturing company: Step 1: Focus on the Most Important Aspects of your Business Every industry varies in the type of data that is most important to protect; in healthcare its patient information, in retail its payment card data. However, [...]

[Webinar] Today’s Security Threats: Emerging Issues Keeping CFOs Up at Night

By | 2017-03-24T19:12:42+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|CFO, Cloud Readiness, Cloud Videos, Security, Videos|

The costs related to a security breach can be crippling. The average cost for each lost or stolen record at $201, and the total average 2014 cost paid by organizations at $5.9 million for each data breach - and that doesn't include loss of customers. As a CFO, you play a critical role in establishing a cybersecurity program. While cybersecurity traditionally has been handled by the CIO and the IT function, the escalating risks have driven cybersecurity up the corporate ladder to the desk of the CFO. During this 45-minute webinar, our security experts share: The CFO's role in cybersecurity - today and tomorrow Understanding cyberrisks and the potential impacts of a breach. What is the role of IT in cybersecurity? 6 questions you can ask to gauge where your IT team stands. 2016 security outlook: increased regulations and [...]

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