If you are involved in any type of payments, you’ve probably heard of “PCI Requirements,” as published by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). UL along with acquisitions now under the UL banner have been working with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) since its inception – we were there when the first companies were accredited to perform PCI testing.
Customers appreciate a company who puts effort into keeping them safe. Customers will be more likely to frequent a business where they know they can securely transact. That is why it is vital for retailers to treat data security seriously.
The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and its Identity Theft Service Best Practices Working Group, which include consumer advocates and identity theft service providers, have created a new resource – “My company’s had a data breach, now what? 7 questions to ask when considering identity theft services.”
The phrase “ethical hacking” was first used in 1995, but the concept has been around for a lot longer. Many would argue that ethical hacking is the goal of the majority of hackers, but the current media perception is that hackers are criminals. To understand the truth a little better we need to look at the history of ethical hacking.