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Social Engineering: Building a Scam
Social engineering scams come in all different shapes and sizes. This works well considering the target of the scams have different levels of experience and education with technology. If you’ve ever taken a look in your email Spam folder, you are likely to see some obvious examples of phishing scam attempts. The most common (and comical) tend to be those from broken English estate lawyers reaching out about a dearly departed and wealthy relative from overseas. Luckily spam filtering exists

Social Engineering – What Is It?
All social engineering attacks are unique and range from telephone scams to phishing emails. The goals of a malicious social engineer can be compared to those of any criminal activity: money, knowledge, power, control, etc. In order for organizations to protect against social engineering scams, they must be introspective and brainstorm reasons someone might want to target them. Based on their research, they should then take preventative measures, such as implementing mandatory security awareness training for employees. The first line of defense against these attacks are user awareness and education surrounding information security.

NCR OPTIC Completes First Outdoor EMV Transaction
NCR enables New York-based convenience store chain to introduce secure payments at the pump and create a consistent shopping experience across all fueling platforms.

Am I required to be PCI Compliant? Part 2
In a nutshell, PCI DSS is a baseline information security program. The PCI DSS outlines security best practices like utilizing a security firewall and using password best practices. Merchants are required by their credit card processors to adhere to PCI requirements and are asked to attest their compliant status annually.

Retail Data Systems Payment Services Receives Highest Honor from WorldPay
Retail Data Systems Payment Services Division was awarded the highest honor at WorldPay’s Annual Awards Dinner last month in Alpharetta, GA. RDS General Manager Tom Wilyard accepted the honor for 1st Place MSP Volume, awarded to the #1 Independent Sales Organization (ISO) with the largest volume of card processing transactions in the U.S. with WorldPay. This collaboration spans the restaurants, grocery, retail and convenience store industries.

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