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This is a Guest Blog by Secured Retail Retail IT environments are becoming complex as retailers continue to grow and add stores. Each store is another end-point which needs to be secured and all stores need to meet PCI-DSS regulatory requirements in order for the retailer to be deemed compliant. Secured Retail works with retailers and restaurants of all sizes and the following are five challenges we face due to the distributed nature of the retail environment: Secured Retail Networks, Inc. is a Fortinet Platinum Partner and a consulting... [Read More]
by RSS Zeba Naqvi  |  Jan 20, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Federal and State laws, as well as industry regulations, are major drivers in the security industry, and none are probably more far-reaching and controversial than the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Here, Fortinet provides an overview of PCI DSS and what you need to know about this regulation. It's not a law. Unlike data security laws that are created by legislators, PCI DSS is a worldwide regulation crafted by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is an open, global forum founded by: American Express, Discover, JCB... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Jan 15, 2014  |  Filed in: Security 101
Today we published new research that shows where SMB retailers stand in regards to compliance regulations, security policies and new technologies that help manage big data and security infrastructure. Based on findings from an independent U.S.-based survey of 100 SMB retail organizations with less than 1,000 employees, the survey revealed that a majority of retailers are aware of an increasingly complex threat and regulatory environment and are applying best security practices and compliance policies to keep safe. However, more than one in five... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 13, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News