Cyber Business ​Blog

7Safe's trusted cyber security experts share insights in this blog to help business executives understand, keep up-to-date and manage cyber security risks.

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    eDisclosure and Forensics – New Paper

    Feb 25, 2010

    ediscovery & forensics paper This paper can certainly be considered to be appropriate reading in relation to the recent Jackson Report and in particular the section recommending that eDisclosure as a topic should a substantial part of CPD for solicitors and barristers who will have to deal with eDisclosure in practice.
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    PCI ASV scanning not a panacea

    Oct 28, 2009

    Going through drafts of the upcoming information security breaches report, and it reveals things that some will find unnerving and others unsurprising.  Here is a snippet: —————  100% of the organisations that had satisfied the requirements of PCI DSS Approved Scan Vendor (ASV) vulnerability scanning were not sufficiently protected to prevent against being compromised by a combination [...]
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    Gmail, Hotmail et al email account compromise

    Oct 07, 2009

    The media is reporting this week on thousands of email user names and passwords being published online. 7Safe’s Dan Haagman was on Sky News live last night discussing the phishing scam that has compromised the security of an estimated 30,000 users.  The scam affected users of Google Mail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Comcast, Earthlink, and AOL. Unfortunately, it seems that social engineering [...]
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    eDiscovery for credit card numbers and PCI DSS compliance

    Sep 17, 2009

    One of the areas in which 7Safe works is compliance with the payment card security standard PCI DSS.  A big issue within the standard involves the unencrypted storage of debit and credit card numbers, or PANs (Primary Account Numbers), and other associated sensitive data. As you can imagine, many companies taking credit card payment can inadvertently store such PANs in clear [...]