White Knuckle Ride for Cyber Security: Top 2017 Predictions
2016 was one for the record books in Cyber Security with numerous reported breaches, new emerging threats and vulnerabilities and the rise of nation-state sponsored cyber-criminal activity. We’re surely in for a wild ride on the cyber security front for 2017. And retail businesses, large or small, still remain prime targets for cyber-criminal activity.
Stolen payment card information is still a very lucrative business. However, many merchants still are “in the dark” when it comes to navigating their cyber security initiatives as well as their crucial PCI Compliance obligations and mandates in protecting customer credit card data.
As outlined by the security experts at WatchGuard in the infographic below, 2017 is surely shaping up to be a “wild-fire” year for businesses of any type or size.
Time to Prepare for the Storm
The worst thing any retail business can do is to bury their head in the sand and bear the consequences if a breach or compromise occurs. This approach is costly and is sometimes, ultimately devastating to business. As the old saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. The same can be said for protecting your business against existing and emerging cyber threats, as well as finally addressing your PCI Compliance obligations.
Addressing your PCI Compliance obligations and Cyber Security initiatives head on is far less expensive in the long run than one might think or even believe. When you factor in the rising costs of fines and penalties from card brands. The expense of breach remediation/response efforts. And the impact of the grave loss of business. The best return on investment is achieved by the upfront investment of a proactive approach.
Our PCI Complete Solution is a turn-key PCI Compliance Consulting and preparedness program that assesses your current PCI Compliance readiness. It builds a comprehensive pathway with complete PCI reporting assistance. We will help manage your required vulnerability scanning/penetration testing and PCI risk reporting for a fraction of the cost of having to pay for everything up-front.
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Our PCI Complete Compliance preparedness solution is your pathway towards achieving and maintaining PCI Compliance. With trusted guidance from our PCI Compliance experts, you can achieve peace of mind in securing your data and finally achieving your compliance initiatives.
Our PCI Compliance experts can guide you into achieving and maintaining compliance if an audit or even worse, a breach occurs. You’ll be ready, prepared and in compliance if the inevitable were to ever happen.
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Helping retailers understand and complete their PCI SAQ-D self-assessment questionaire with peace of mind and clarity.
- Vulnerability Scanning (11.2)
- Penetration Testing (11.3)
- Policies & Procedures Guidance (12)
- Network Segmentation Validation (11.3)
- Security Awarness Training (12.6)
A turn-key PCI Compliance preparedness program that assesses your current PCI Compliance readiness and builds in a comprehensive pathway with complete reporting assistance, required scanning / testing and reporting for a fraction of the cost of having to pay for everything up-front.
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*Monthly Pricing w/ Annual Contract.
Required Scanning & Testing (a $7396 value)
- External vulnerability scans $199 Per scan done quarterly for the year $599
- Internal vulnerability scans $499 per scan done quarterly for the year $1799
- PCI Compliance Penetration testing $4499
- Scan full environment to ensure Card holder data security
- Website vulnerability scans $499
Reporting Assistance (a $2999 value)
- Complete reports package ($2999)
- Policies and procedures templating
- Risk analysis report
- Risk profile report
- PCI management plan
- Help organizing evidence for PCI compliance
- Network mapping images
- CDE map images
- Anti-virus capability worksheet
- Compensating controls worksheet
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A $10,400 value saving you roughly 40% if purchased separately. Save an additional 10% off these prices with a multi-year contract.
“60% of all businesses that were breached, closed within 6 months.”
– National Security Alliance