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Andrew McKenna

Software Security Framework (SSF) - Overview & FAQ

06/01/21 10:00

In 2020, the PCI SSC released the Software Security Framework. This post is a brief explanation of how the framework is structured, some key dates and pointers on how this will impact you, and how to prepare.

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Andrew McKenna

Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Overview

16/12/20 10:00

This is a post to provide an overview of P2PE solutions, attempting to initially provide a high-level intro while continuing to delve into some more detailed and technical elements. The intent is to provide an understanding of what a P2PE solution looks like, what it consists of, and to demonstrate how the various building blocks fit together.

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Andrew McKenna

Risk & Privacy: What are the board level considerations?

17/05/18 14:26

Problem: You’re on the board of a business and want to verify the business is implementing appropriate measures to adhere to security and privacy best practices. What instruments should the business be able to provide you as assurance?

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Andrew McKenna

Your Encryption Checklist

12/01/18 10:14

 

 

Encryption is one of the foundations of keeping data secure, if a hacker can't read the information they've stolen, it's useless. Storing unencrypted cardholder data in any part of your website is asking for trouble. Hackers know what to look for and where to find it, so you need to ensure you're encrypting data.  

Based on real and potential weaknesses identified in existing security protocols as well as industry guidance on algorithms, the following are some things to bear in mind when considering your business’ plans for encryption in 2018.

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Andrew McKenna

Containers: Keeping You Secure

14/09/17 11:50

Given there’s a lot of talk about containerisation in the applications marketplace at the moment, this post is intended to provide a light introduction to the subject with a few pointers on security.

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Andrew McKenna

Recent Posts

Andrew McKenna

Software Security Framework (SSF) - Overview & FAQ

06/01/21 10:00

In 2020, the PCI SSC released the Software Security Framework. This post is a brief explanation of how the framework is structured, some key dates and pointers on how this will impact you, and how to prepare.

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Overview

16/12/20 10:00

This is a post to provide an overview of P2PE solutions, attempting to initially provide a high-level intro while continuing to delve into some more detailed and technical elements. The intent is to provide an understanding of what a P2PE solution looks like, what it consists of, and to demonstrate how the various building blocks fit together.

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Risk & Privacy: What are the board level considerations?

17/05/18 14:26

Problem: You’re on the board of a business and want to verify the business is implementing appropriate measures to adhere to security and privacy best practices. What instruments should the business be able to provide you as assurance?

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Your Encryption Checklist

12/01/18 10:14

 

 

Encryption is one of the foundations of keeping data secure, if a hacker can't read the information they've stolen, it's useless. Storing unencrypted cardholder data in any part of your website is asking for trouble. Hackers know what to look for and where to find it, so you need to ensure you're encrypting data.  

Based on real and potential weaknesses identified in existing security protocols as well as industry guidance on algorithms, the following are some things to bear in mind when considering your business’ plans for encryption in 2018.

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Containers: Keeping You Secure

14/09/17 11:50

Given there’s a lot of talk about containerisation in the applications marketplace at the moment, this post is intended to provide a light introduction to the subject with a few pointers on security.

Read More