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Security Essentials: What is PCI DSS?

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Many of us know what PCI DSS stands for, but we haven't actually read through the standard.

John Shier was one of them - so he decided to put things to rights...

European Commission calls for single privacy law in wake of PRISM snooping

European Commission calls for single privacy law in wake of PRISM snooping

The European Commission is hoping to restore trust and growth in the data-driven economy with new cross-national data protection laws.

OKCupid app, Crazy Blind Date, peeks into your privates

OKCupid blind-date app, Crazy Blind Date, peeks into your privates

A bug in OKCupid's recently released Crazy Blind Date application allowed complete strangers to paw at users' data.

PCI data security song [VIDEO]

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If your company handles customer credit card payments from the likes of Visa, Mastercard and American Express, then it's paramount that you keep that information securely. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) has created a data security standard, explaining how firms Read more…

What is identity?

What is identity?

Guest blogger Michael Argast: SSN 627-44-3942, DOB July 17th, 1971 Lie. I generally consider myself pretty truthy, but increasingly these days I find myself lying. A website needs my date of birth? Make something up. Mother's maiden name: Jones. Favorite Read more…

Guest Blog: The Data Protection Challenge - Wake up and realize that there is no spoon!

Guest Blog: The Data Protection Challenge - Wake up and realize that there is no spoon!

Guest blogger Rami Jebara is a technical product manager working on our web filtering solutions in Vancouver, Canada. Rami shares with us today his view of the changing corporate landscape and the challenges we face as IT administrators. Recent economic Read more…