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Feb
17/15
Getting Involved in the Community- Join us live or later on Dark Reading Radio 2/18
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 05:21
Written by jj
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Wednesday, February 18th at 1pm Eastern- listen live, or download and enjoy later, as Josh Corman and I join Dark Reading’s Tim Wilson, Sara Peters, and Curtis Franklin to challenge listeners to get more involved in the security community.

How To Get More Involved In the IT Security Communityimage-dark reading
with Jennifer Minella and Josh Corman on Dark Reading Radio
Date: 2/18/2015 1:00 PM New York/10:00 AM San Francisco
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How can security professionals better engage with their peers, both in person and online? In this Dark Reading Radio show, we will talk to leaders at some of the security industry’s professional organizations about how security pros can get more involved – with their colleagues in the same industry, with their peers in other industries, and with the IT security community as a whole.

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Jan
06/15
JJ’s Year-in-Review 2014
Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 January 2015 10:59
Written by jj
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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The year was a blur, but some great things found their genesis in this calendar so I want to share my wanderings and activities with you here, with a little narrative in my own voice.

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Nov
03/10
An SMB Guide to Credit Card Regulations: Part II- The Low-Hanging Fruit- Networks and Users [Dark Reading]
Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 November 2010 10:04
Written by jj
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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The PCI Security Standards Council has created a document outlining a prioritized approach to help businesses comply with PCI DSS. It’s a way to grab the low-hanging fruit, helping businesses tackle some of the more simple tasks that can provide a greater security ROI. I’ve boiled it down here to help small to midsize businesses get started.The official document is about 15 pages of an organized chart, outlining tasks and subtasks as they relate to the PCI DSS requirements and the six primary milestones of the Prioritized Approach document. Those six milestones and goals are:

1: Remove sensitive data and limit data retention
2: Protect the networks
3: Secure payment card software applications
4: Monitor and control access to your systems
5: Protect stored cardholder data
6: Finalize remaining compliance efforts, and ensure controls are in place to meet the rest of the PCI DSS requirements.

Instead of regurgitating the dozen or so pages of itemized tasks, I thought it would be more useful to identify a set of specific tasks for small businesses to address, by category. Each task relates to one or more milestones in the Prioritized Approach and helps achieve one or more of the PCI DSS requirements.

 

Read the entire article at Dark Reading
http://darkreading.com/blog/archives/2010/11/an_smb_guide_to.html

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Oct
21/10
An SMB Guide to Credit Card Regulations: Part I- PCI DSS Q&A [Dark Reading]
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:54
Written by jj
Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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This article is the first in a short series designed to help small businesses understand the regulations around securing credit card transactions, specifically the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard) requirements.

In an effort to provide the most tangible information, I’ve consulted with a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). Portions of content and resources in this series have been contributed by trusted security colleague, Martin McKeay, QSA and host of the Network Security Podcast.

Let’s jump right in and start looking at some of the most intriguing questions surrounding the PCI DSS requirements, as they apply to smaller businesses.

Read the entire article at Dark Reading
http://darkreading.com/blog/archives/2010/10/what_every_smal.html

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Sep
27/10
Five Main Causes Of SMB Security Incidents [Dark Reading]
Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2010 06:16
Written by jj
Monday, September 27th, 2010
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This article includes a few insights you might enjoy, based on real incidents at small businesses.

Like you, I have read many articles covering small business security, the authors of which have made up various lists of “top X threats” or “this year’s biggest vulnerabilities,” etc. So I thought it would be interesting to dig into a sampling of the data breach reports and collect some real data on causes of breaches and other security incidents in SMBs.

Here are the five primary causes that were repeated in the vast majority of reports from small businesses (in order of most offenses to fewest)…

Read the entire article at Dark Reading

http://darkreading.com/blog/archives/2010/09/five_primary_ca.html

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