Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Non-Compliance Lesson, DSSv4 related, Skimmers, Other Payments. New breaches: 7 breachers per capita, Shields &...
Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI Updates: DSSv4. SLC. FAQ. Visa 8-Digit BIN Mandate. Skimmers. New breaches: VPNs. Zee5. T-Mobile. Bombardier. Gab. New Ransomware. Contact Tracing. Surveillance Capitalism. Clubhouse. LastPass Trackers. SolarWinds. Facebook. NIST. Crackpot Crypto. ETERNALBLUE. Alexa. Dependency Confusion. GPS. Trends. VMWare. Nation States. Crime. Foreign Platforms. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. New Variants. Impact. Immunity, Vaccines, and Vaccination. And more.
News and announcements relating to Payment Security, PCI, Card Brands, Payments, Payment Malware and Fraud.
Visa Updates on April 2022 implementation date for 8-Digit BINs on 16-digit PANs. There is significant impacts to a large segment of the payment eco-system. Visa's 'Numerics' page which covers the 'BIN Expansion' initative https://usa.visa.com/partner-with-us/info-for-partners/numerics-initiative.html and sub-links:
Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, ransomware (as potential breach), and their fallout.
New Ransomware and "Incidents":
Follow-ups and fall-out:
Articles about privacy related news, risks, and trends.
News about laws, regulations, platform rules, and standards affecting security, privacy, technology, and public interest.
Covering developments and opportunities that may help improve security.
Articles about newly discovered vulnerabilities and research.
News covering active trends, alerts, events.
Trends, Alerts, and Events:
Nation State Actors:
Crime & Arrests, etc.:
Articles covering other types of risks.
Health, Safety & Environment:
COVID related articles. We have been following coronavirus risks since https://controlgap.com/blog/this-weeks-insecurity-issue-147.
The spread, curves, spikes, waves, and reinfection:
Guidance, Response, and Recovery:
Treatments, Testing, Triage, Trials, and things we Learned:
Immunity, Vaccines, and Vaccination:
Masks, anti-maskers, distancing, compliance, and repercussions:
A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.
PCI DSS can be hard and not preparing for it just makes things harder. Following this advice is guaranteed to make it both more exciting and painful.