Category Archives: Information Security

PCI DSS – Security Testing

According to the PCI Standards the goals of penetration testing are: 1.To determine whether and how a malicious user can gain unauthorized access to assets that affect the fundamentalsecurity of the system, files, logs and/or cardholder data. 2.To confirm that the applicable controls required by PCI DSS—such as scope, vulnerability management,methodology, and segmentation—are in place. […]

Cyber criminals earned a total of around $600 billion in 2018

Cyber crime is more profitable than the global illegal drug trade. (Source: Cybersecurity Ventures) The profit from the illegal drug industry amounts to around $400 billion annually. For comparison, cyber criminals have earned a total of around $600 billion in 2018 and how long have cyber criminals been around compared to the drug trade? Enough said!!