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How often should businesses conduct pen tests?

Depending on whom you talk to, pen tests should be done annually or monthly. Expert Kevin Beaver discusses how to find your organization's answer.

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How to increase the importance of information security in enterprises

Expert Mike Villegas explains how to use the Three C's to emphasize the importance of information security within an organization.


As PCI DSS 3.0 deadline looms, QSAs urge 'continuous compliance'

As PCI DSS 3.0 becomes mandatory on Jan. 1, QSAs say struggling merchants will find that a continuous approach to PCI compliance eases the long-term compliance burden.


Report: Chick-Fil-A data breach affects locations nationwide

The popular fast-food chain has suffered what may be a massive, months-long payment card data breach that likely dates back as far as December 2013.

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    personally identifiable information (PII)

    Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. PII can be sensitive or non-sensitive. Non-sensitive PII is information that can be transmitted in an unencrypted form.

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    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. FinCEN was established in 1990 to safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial ...

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    Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)

    A Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) is a document that financial institutions must file with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following a suspected incident of money laundering or fraud.

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