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06 Jun
2018

General Data Protection Regulation: Pseudonymization vs. Anonymization

General Data Protection Regulation: Pseudonymization vs. Anonymization What is Pseudonymization? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect, with strong requirements to protect the personal data of European Union (EU) data subjects “by design and by default.“ Though the GDPR doesn’t contain detailed technical requirements for data security,

04 Jun
2018

Enough of PCI, how do we get our company out of scope?

Enough of PCI, how do we get our company out of scope? For years now, your organization has been working on achieving and maintaining PCI compliance.  Year after year, a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) comes on-site to assess your environment.  Sometimes, if you’re lucky, that QSA is the same person

27 Jul
2017

What is GDPR and Why You Should Pay Attention. Part 3 of 3

What is GDPR and Why You Should Pay Attention. Part 3 of 3 GDPR is the new EU Data Protection initiative that affects all organizations doing business in EU and partnering countries. In part 2 of this blog series, we discussed the most important aspect of GDPR–consent. Once you have

28 Dec
2015

Cyber-Criminals Want Your PII — Is Your Data Secure?

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is the most valuable information for the worldwide network of fraudsters. PII records generally sell for around $50/record on the black market, as opposed to around $5/payment account number (PAN). You can do the ugly math on the Anthem healthcare hack that exposed 78 million records.

06 Nov
2015

Tokenization Vs Encryption – 4 Quick Takeaways

1) How do you describe the differences between tokenization and encryption? Encryption takes the original value of sensitive data and through mathematics, generates a new value. The mathematics is what makes this value secure. Ultimately, the recipient needs the real value, so a key that supports the mathematics is shared

28 Oct
2015

Overcoming Major Data Security Challenges in Retail Petroleum Part 3

Part Three of a Three Part Blog: Industry Recommendations for Implementing a Tokenization Solution Looking back on the first two blogs in this series on the Retail Petroleum industry, I focused on the challenges of payment data security that this diverse industry faces. Chief among them is the different channels

19 Oct
2015

Overcoming Major Data Security Challenges in Retail Petroleum Part 2

EMV is More Expensive Than You Think As discussed in the previous blog posting, with the sheer amount of transactional data flowing through retail petroleum industry environments, data security presents a challenging series of initiatives to overcome. With multiple technologies touching the payment stream—from the automated fuel dispenser to the