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Top 10 Cybercrime Specialist Jobs

According to the FBI, crime pays pretty well sometimes, at least for a while. And cybercrimers are hiring. Like the rest of the workforce, crooks are specializing. In this speech, Steven R. Chabinsky, FBI Cyber Division Deputy Assistant Director, discusses the top 10 crooked specialties:

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Security Awareness Tips

Update: See links to other sites at the end of this post. I’ll update as I find them.

If you want a good collection of security tips for yourself or others, check out the www.onguardonline.gov website . It contains  articles, videos, quiz  games, and tutorials about security topics.

The topics and tutorials are good; the videos and quiz games seemed to be geared for the younger generation. Even so, it would be a good link to send to grandparents and those who are curious, but hesitant about technology.

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Visa Yanks PCI Compliance of Processors

Dan Goodin reports that RBS WorldPay and Heartland Payment Systems are no longer considered Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant by VISA. Both credit card payment processors had recent breaches.

Gartner analyst Avivah Litan, who tracks payment card security, said, “Retailers and other companies are not allowed to do business with processors that are not PCI compliant so this puts all of Heartland’s customers and all of RBS’s customers out of compliance,” she told The Register. “It’s nebulous, as most of PCI enforcement is.”

If you’re PCI compliant, it’s a good time to remind management that compliance isn’t the end of the road. Being compliant does not mean your security is ironclad; it means that you have taken some of the first steps forward. Don’t rest.

More on the PCI Data Security Standard.

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