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What makes the hospitality industry an attractive target for data thieves?

Historically the hospitality industry has held cardholder data across more systems and for longer compared to other industries. When data is held on point-of-sale, property management, loyalty and third party systems for use before, during and after the service is rendered, it increases the risk exposure to data breaches.

Certain technical network, hardware and software practices are common across the industry, which in turn may make it more of a target. Systems may be networked together. This may make sense operationally, but also makes it easier for attackers to enter and traverse linked networks in search of sensitive data.

Because the sector has been slower to implement EMV chip technology, its physical point-of-sale environment is not as hardened to attackers as other sectors.

October 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How to fight back against malware

Computer viruses, worms and spyware have been around for years — even before the first use of the term ‘malware’ (malicious software) in 1990. Initially the uses of malware were vandalism or mischief. Nowadays almost all malware has been weaponised for theft. In the next in our security series we provide some top tips to fight back against malware attacks...

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October 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How to fight back against CEO fraud

Over the next few months we're going to look at how to fight back against various types of cyber attack. In this post we'll start with CEO fraud...

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September 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Tokenisation for cruise operators

Tokenisation is much talked about in a variety of payment contexts at the moment, so we thought we’d blog about it...

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September 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM

PCI-DSS Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)? The PCI Data Security Standard is a common set of industry tools and measurements to help ensure the safe handling of sensitive cardholder information...

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July 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM

The benefits of tokenisation

Tokenisation helps protect sensitive card data and reduce your PCI data security scope, which is great from a security point-of-view...

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July 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Protect your customers with point to point encryption (P2PE)

Learn how Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) can protect your customers’ card data and help reduce card payment fraud.  ..

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July 15, 2019 at 9:57 AM

Point to point encryption (P2PE): Application or Solution?

PXP Financial offers P2PE as a managed service for customers. You can either implement our certified P2PE application or our full P2PE solution. Both have been tested by trained P2PE assessors retained by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) against the standard...

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July 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM

How does P2PE protect your customers' card data?

P2PE removes sensitive cardholder data from your systems, leaving you with less data security stuff to worry about. It’s about being secure and protecting your brand, your reputation, your ability to trade and keep trading...

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July 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Reducing data security liability

Accepting card payment is a necessary part of running a retail business. But storing, processing and transmitting card data comes with risks. Our hosted point to point encryption (P2PE) and tokenisation services help you take card payment without taking card data, thereby reducing your liability and PCI DSS scope...

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July 5, 2019 at 12:30 PM