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Category : PCI Compliance

Regulatory Compliance and What it Means for IT Departments

Regulatory Compliance CartikaFor years, we have heard horror stories and read disturbing headlines about the exploitation and mismanagement of corporate and private data. Regulatory compliance has evolved as a result of these unfortunate events and now we must all deal with it.

Online Security Basics: DNS Amplification Attacks Explained

DNS amplification attacks are one of the most pernicious vulnerabilities in the Internet’s infrastructure and a favored tool of online criminals with an axe to grind or a need to create a distraction. They’re also a useful example of how infrastructure that grows organically over many years can cause problems because of features created in a different time. Even more striking is the fact that if companies and others running DNS servers put their mind to it, DNS amplification attacks could be rendered impossible.

Why Choosing PCI-Compliant Hosting Matters

They say money makes the world go round, and that’s certainly true of the world wide web. In spite of its early and idealistic origins as a platform for unhindered communication, the Internet has grown to its current size and influence because of its commercial potential. eCommerce is one of the strongest drivers of that growth, and eCommerce would be impossible without a secure and trusted way to transfer money between customers and vendors. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is the de facto standard to which responsible hosting companies who deal with credit card data adhere. The PCI-DSS lays out a set of best practices that help guarantee that when customers send credit card data across the Internet, it will be treated with the respect and level of security necessary to deserve their trust.