All merchants and service providers that handle, transmit, store, or process information concerning credit cards are required to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards requirements (PCI), or face contract penalties or even termination by the credit card issuers. This paper discusses the 12 requirements of PCI, and how Secure Computing's portfolio of security solutions can help enterprises meet and exceed them.
This paper discusses the value of two-factor authentication systems that provide vital access security for today's mobile workforces, who can now be productive from numerous remote locations: the home office, the airport, hotels, and customer sites. Moreover, the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones has now given rise to a new, convenient form factor for the software-based authenticator that resides right on the mobile phone/device.
Enterprises are increasingly opening up their networks to a greater constituency of remote users, but they often do not take into consideration the protection of user identity as a critical component of their strategy. The mobile workforce can now work productively from a remote location such as a home office, the airport, a hotel, or a customer site.
In an environment where business and government databases store ever-increasing amounts of sensitive and confidential data; and where a growing number of employees need to access that data remotely, password security alone is insufficient to ensure user authentication. Two-factor authentication requires two measures for users to verify their identities and access data.
With the recent rise in data breaches and identity thefts, implementing a sound information security program is no longer optional. Companies processing credit card information are encouraged to embrace and implement sound data protection strategies to protect the confidentiality and integrity of payment information. Some of the challenges for achieving PCI compliance are outlined in this white paper, as well as successful tips to help organizations navigate through them.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard requires merchants and transaction processors to protect customer data, and firewalls play a major role in the process. This paper was written by Matt Sarrello, CISSP, contributing editor at Ziff Davis Enterprise and Michael Steinhart, senior editor at Ziff Davis Enterprise.
Driven by increasing regulatory scrutiny and the need to protect key corporate assets, concerns about compliance and data leakage have risen to the top of the priority list for today's corporate executives. This paper discusses multiple policies, procedures and processes corporations must consider to remain secure and compliant.
This paper outlines the types of threats that leverage the Internet as a means of delivery and the risks that they pose to your organization. Learn the key drivers of a corporate security policy and how you can protect against HTTP-based threats using Web filtering as part of a multi-layered content security strategy.
Spyware presents a daily threat to organizations. It can even lead to networks being exposed to malicious attacks. Find out about the specific types of spyware threats that are out there and how you can combat these threats today.
Unknown attacks are quickly becoming the next great information security challenge for today's organizations. Get up to speed on what these threats really are and learn what security measures are available to keep your network safe from these attacks.
Regardless of whether your company is subject to HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, any number of state regulations, or none at all, configuration compliance has a place in most if not all business and government organizations. Find out in this paper how you can achieve automated configuration compliance with the SafeWord SecureWire IAM appliance from Secure Computing.
This white paper discusses how HTTPS filtering (SSL scanning) from Secure Computing provides companies with the means to counter these threats by fully extending their Internet usage policies to HTTPS traffic, and thereby proactively closing that last known major network security hole.
Organizations need to be protected from both known and unknown threats, and all the varieties and forms that sophisticated malware can take. Learn about the changing nature of malware attacks and how the Webwasher Anti-Malware from Secure Computing can provide a highly effective defense against malicious content.
Spammers have now fired a new barrage of image spam using randomized images that appear identical to the human eye, yet appear to be entirely unique to most anti-spam software. Many of the changes to the images contained within spam messages are so subtle that they require a pixel-by-pixel examination of the image in order to detect the differences. Read how Secure Computing effectively addresses this problem.
This paper outlines these new threats and discusses the limited effectiveness of reactive legacy Web security solutions against those threats. The paper then outlines the new reputation based, proactive security paradigm that is necessary for securing Web 2.0 applications.
This industry white paper takes the mystery out of the key differences in the main classes of firewall architectures. It was independently written by Marcus J. Ranum, a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation. It includes fundamental lessons about building application layer firewalls, technical examples, and concludes with predictions about the future of firewall technology.