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The new PCI DSS version 2 is effective. What now?

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). The PCI SCC has released the new version 2 of its PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) which has become effective on 1st January 2011.

The new standard begins the three year lifecycle that allows for validation against the previous version of the standard (1.2.1) until 31st December 2011. This provides stakeholders time to understand and implement the new version of the standard as well as provide feedback. The PCI SCC encourages organizations to transition to the updated version as soon as possible.

The changes in version 2.0 introduce no new major requirements. The majority of changes are modifications to the language to clarify the meaning of the requirements and make understanding and adoption easier. Many of the revisions reinforce the need for a thorough scoping exercise prior to assessment in order to: understand where cardholder data resides; reduce the infrastructure and applications subject to the standard; allow organizations to adopt a risk-based approach when assessing; prioritizing vulnerabilities based on specific business circumstances;

commissum’s Principal Assurance Consultant André Coner commented that many organisations fail to adequately segment the cardholder data environment from the remainder of it’s network and therefore are significantly increasing the complexity and cost of their PCI DSS compliance. Because, without adequate network segmentation the entire network is in scope of the PCI DSS assessment. Segmentation is therefore strongly recommended as it will reduce the scope and cost of the PCI DSS assessment. It also reduces the cost and difficulty of implementing and maintaining the PCI DSS controls.

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Portable Storage Media Management Solution

US Diversified Tech, LLC together with Advanced Systems International, SAC announce the release of USB Lock RP v5.29. A software security solution designed strictly to provide the ability to block or allow specific portable media devices. USB Lock RP’s scope of protection now includes: eSata, Firewire, USB 3.0 super speed technology, MTP, USB 2 sticks, as well as cell phones, Tablets, iPod’s, mp3, SD Cards and all other interfaces that can be used to extract data. The newest and biggest addition is the eSata protection which has been, and remains industry wide, a difficult opening in data security to address. With the inclusion of eSata, USB-3.0 and Firewire super speed transfer interfaces, Advanced Systems International, SAC has addressed every opening presented where a media storage device can be misused. It is important to not just lock out these devices but to have the option to allow their use, when necessary, in a managed and protected manner.

Javier Arrospide, Advanced Systems International, SAC founder and lead software developer states that, “USB Lock RP (Remote Protect) is straightforward effective endpoint security software. Allowing organizations to authorize, from a central location, specific devices with ease and automatically block all other removable storage external hardware that could be used to extract data assets or to enter malware in your networked environment.” USB Lock RP’s operation is automatic, alerting, logging, authorizing or blocking device connections in real-time. Installation is simple and, for large networks, the client side setup is provided in MSI format so initial remote deployment can be done silently and with ease.

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Perry Corporation announced the acquisition of Friends Business Source (Copier Division)

Perry Corporation today announced the acquisition of Findlay, Ohio based Friends Business Source (Copier Division). Barry Clark, President of Perry Corporation said, “With this acquisition Perry Corporation expands its leadership position within the office technology industry. Our Employee Owners view this growth and expansion as validation of their performance and efforts through these difficult economic times. We are growing and increasing our presence throughout northwest central Ohio, southern Michigan and western Indiana.” He also stated, “This continues are aggressive expansion strategy and we expect a seamless transition for Friends (Copier Division) clients and look forward to building new relationships.”

ABOUT PERRY CORPORATION:
Perry Corporation was founded in 1965 by the late Rex Perry. As the area’s leading provider of stateof-the-art office equipment, the company has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past ten years and now has over 180 employees.

ABOUT FRIENDS (COPIER DIVISION):
Friends Business Source is a national provider of Office Supplies, Office Furniture, Janitorial/Breakroom, Promotional products and Commercial Printing.

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Information Security Experts commissum Welcomes the Cyber Crime Classification But Warns Businesses May Not Be Able to Improve

The National Security Council has released its security strategy that classifies cyber crime as one of the four highest priority risks.

Titled ‘A strong Britain in an age of uncertainty’, the 39-page document looks at and evaluates all levels of national defences. It claims that the four highest priority risks for the next five years include: ‘international terrorism, cyber attack by other states and by organised crime and terrorists, international military crises and major accidents or natural hazards’.

commissum’s Managing Director Martin Finch made the following comment:

“Attacks to the national infrastructure are now becoming more sophisticated. These are not being just initiated by teenagers looking for a challenge but by groups of state sponsored professionals in a number of countries that are using the complex connectivity of modern systems to access information or systems for economic advantage or hostile aims.

“Therefore more needs to be done to protect us from the increasing cyber attacks but the current economic climate, or even the perception of this may make it difficult for many organisations to increase or even maintain expenditure for information and IT security.”

This has also been recognised by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) which is providing organisations and companies with protective security advice to reduce risks. Their top ten security guidelines provide protective security points which have not changed for some time, but are still valid and are becoming much more important with the increasing sophistication of attacks.

The CPNI have established a unique partnership program with expert security consultancy companies such as commissum to work with businesses to help find innovative and holistic ways to address vulnerabilities and increase security with minimum investment or, in some cases, decreasing operational costs.

The commissum information security advisory services which include risk assessments, audits and security health checks, will help organisations to prioritise the selection and deployment of defensive measures in the context of the risk attitude and culture of the organisation.

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Compumod Appointed Sole MSC.Software Partner For Australia & New Zealand

Compumod is proud to announce that it has been appointed sole partner for MSC.Software for Australia and New Zealand.

Warwick Marx, Managing Director of Compumod said “Compumod was first established in 1982 and quickly became the name to trust for the supply and support of advanced computer aided engineering simulation tools. We are proud to be partnered with MSC.Software, whose products have been helping engineers around the world for almost 50 years. MSC.Software is well recognised as leaders in their field. In fact, today they are being used by 900 of the top 1000 manufacturers in the world. Their software enables engineers to reliably predict how products will behave in the real world which in turn helps engineers design better, more innovative products – quickly and cost effectively.”

Compumod will supply a full range of engineering simulation software, professional services and training throughout Australia and New Zealand . This will enable Compumod’s clients to eliminate slow and costly physical testing by creating and testing “virtual prototypes” that can be quickly evaluated for performance in any environment or conditions to achieve lasting competitive advantage.”

In regard to this announcement Marx has commented, “With MSC.Software’s move back to a partner model in this region, I am proud that Compumod has been approached to be their sole partner. After having been involved in Australia ‘s first supercomputer based vehicle crash simulation in 1992 I am amazed the technological changes that have taken place in the last 18 years. Simulations once the domain of Supercomputers can now be performed on laptop computers. It is exciting to be leading a company partnered with MSC that is committed to helping organisations use state of the art simulation tools which gives them a competitive advantage and sustainable return on investment”

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Cisco Systems Launches New Instructional Videos

Cisco Systems has announced the launch of a new series of three videos which, against the backdrop of the closure of much of the European airspace, are designed to help get Cisco Systems seen as the single source for real-world answers to today’s business challenges.

Cisco Systems Launches New Instructional Videos

The increased global business challenges which have been experienced over the last few days, as a result of the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland, have highlighted the need for constant accessibility to practical answers, expert advice, and proven solutions which are available 24-7 and without an over reliance on planes, trains and automobiles.

Cisco as the worldwide leader in networking aims to transform how people connect, communicate and collaborate and open up possibilities around the world for companies in a format that is convenient for users. The disruption caused by the grounding of flights across the UK, Ireland, Norway, northern France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium, demonstrates the need for increased borderless networking and improved online solutions.

The new TechWise TV videos have been released as part of Cisco’s latest marketing push and cover the important and highly pertinent subjects of Data Centers, Collaboration and Borderless Networks for businesses.

The video entitled ‘Journey to Unified Computing‘ covers how to simplify a data center and discovering the benefits of this new architectural approach and the unified Cisco Interactive Network. This broadcast illustrates the benefits of unified computing in a data center how to reduce costs and improve ROI while migrating incrementally to protect existing investments.

Your Network Has the Power‘ is a 60-minute episode of TechWiseTV provides help with how to aggregate and share power supplies for greater efficiency and resilience and transform and optimize a network into a strategic energy management tool across an entire organization.

The ‘IP Telephony Without the Migration Migraines‘ TechWise broadcast covers IP telephony migration with a complete roadmap developed through dozens of customer implementations to help make a smooth transition, including planning, technical nuts and bolts, carrier considerations, signaling and protocol options, training, security, and more.

Viewers will also receive an invite to a live technical workshop where they will be able to talk to Cisco experts about their chosen topic.

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Remote Data Backups & A & C Direct IT Consulting Partner to Protect Clients’ Data

A & C Direct IT Consulting Owner James Readnower today announced it has partnered with Remote Data Backups, Inc. to provide its customers with the the most cost effective, convenient and secure way to automatically back up their data offsite.

“This is a mission-critical service every business needs,” Readnower said. “We are excited to be able to integrate Remote Data Backups into our core offerings. They have an impressive list of clients who praise their reliability — the most important aspect in data protection — and ease of use.”

One in 4 PC users suffer from data loss each year, according to a Gartner Group study. Seven of 10 small firms experiencing a major data loss go out of business within a year (DTI/PriceWaterhouse Coopers).

“We know how frequent and damaging data loss can be, and this is the best way to prevent it,” Readnower added. “Backups need to be automatic, secure and offsite. With RDB, you can rest assured your data is safe.”

Clients are encouraged to take a free 30-day trial at http://ancdirect.databu.com. Setup is simple and takes just a few minutes.

After the initial backup, nightly automatic backups compress and securely transfer only new files and block-level changes, for fast, efficient backups with minimal bandwidth usage and transfer time. With one click, you can also run backups on-demand any time, on Windows exit, or on network connection (great for laptops) backups.

Users can retrieve files via the desktop agent or securely online through the Remote File Access feature. Easy System Restore provides a full system backup to protect the operating system, program files and registry settings.

About A & C Direct IT Consulting
Since 1996, A & C Direct has been providing quality IT support, network and computer repair, and recently managed flat rate monitoring and reapir, secure asset disposal and recycling. A & C Direct IT Consulting supports business customers in Wadsworth, Ohio and the surrounding cities including Norton, Barberton, Akron, Cleveland, and more.

Call 888-564-5334 if your business would like to find out more information on the many services including equipment recycling and very affordable rates they offer.

Free reports are available at  on what every business owner should know about. Free Tools and utilities can also be found there.

About Remote Data Backups
Since 1999, Remote Data Backups, Inc. has been the leader in the online backup business. Remote Data Backups’ unbeatable combination of easy, reliable software, rock-solid infrastructure and free, friendly, responsive 24/7 customer service translates into thousands of ecstatic clients.

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Next-Generation Computer Defense System

Horizon offers next-generation technologies to guard the system of the customer.

These next-generation technologies of Horizon are different from existing security technologies. There are not yet these technologies in U.S.A., EU, and Japan. In addition, Horizon will intend to offer new technologies and applications about “Ubiquitous” in sequence .From all over the world, Horizon will suggest only new technologies to do excess of existing technology. In addition, all these technologies consigns system test to “the technically authoritative third person organization” strictly.

This program is gross size 1.43 kbytes, and the changing quantity is really a very small program of 292 bytes.

The masking system is in particular security software of a totally new type to overturn the conventional common sense that there is not in U.S.A., EU, Japan either. It has been never exceeded so far by any hackers.

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Save Up To 70% On Data Entry Outsourcing With 3Alpha Data Entry Services

3Alpha Data Entry Services is an industry leader in data entry and processing services, global clients are taking advantages of highly accurate and time bound services of 3Alpha. 3Alpha provides data entry outsourcing services at affordable rates starts with USD 2.5 per hour.

Data Entry Outsourcing to 3Alpha Data Entry Services – India based company provides various types of data entry and processing services with 99.99% quality assurance. With the years of experience and after handling various types of data entry and processing projects, 3Alpha has domain expertise in dealing any type of data and database.

3Alpha Data Entry Services having presence in three different locations to minimize downtime risks and provides non stop data entry services. 24 x 7 operation and single window communication helps 3Alpha’s clients to get uninterrupted services through out the year.

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Gartner, Inc. Has Named Stratavia A “Cool Vendor”, In 2009, In The “Cool Vendors In IT Operations, 2009” Report

Stratavia (www.stratavia.com), the leading independent provider of intelligent data center automation software solutions, announced today that top analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has named Stratavia a “Cool Vendor”, in 2009, in the “Cool Vendors in IT Operations, 2009” report by David Williams, et al.

This announcement follows the close of Stratavia’s most successful year to date, continuing the company’s pattern of robust growth and increasing recognition as the industry’s leading independent provider of data center automation solutions. The company also recently announced expansion into Europe, with the opening of an office in the United Kingdom.

“Stratavia is honored to be included by Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor’ in IT operations,” said Thor Culverhouse, Stratavia’s president and chief executive officer. “We’ve seen first-hand that the entire IT market is looking to RBA to drive greater operational efficiencies, specifically as an enabling technology for strategic projects. We’ve developed and released dozens of Solution Packs for this purpose and are helping organizations to build cloud computing infrastructures, manage releases, automate expensive application and database maintenance operations, etc.”

While the velocity of operations IT infrastructure has increased, IT organizations continue to struggle with the complexities of maintaining their data center assets. Stratavia provides a comprehensive automation platform, Data Palette, which allows organizations to automate the manually intensive, repetitive administrative tasks (patches, refreshes, cloning, upgrades, provisioning, etc.) that dominate the data center agenda today. Leveraging our institutional expertise in managing complex, heterogeneous environments, Stratavia also offers Solution Pack applications, which are purpose-built automation solutions for specific platforms and projects.

To access a complimentary copy of the report, please visit http://www.stratavia.com/coolvendors.php

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

For more information about Gartner or the Cool Vendor report, visit http://www.gartner.com.

About Stratavia
Stratavia is a leading provider of Data Center Automation solutions. Stratavia’s flagship solution, Data Palette, is based upon an intelligent Run Book Automation platform, which automates complex, error-prone, manually intensive yet repetitive IT administration tasks. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Data Palette to define, build and execute standard operating procedures, and report on mission-critical applications and IT operations. Founded in 2001, Stratavia is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and is privately held and venture funded by Adams Street Partners, Asset Management Company and Vista Ventures. For more information go to www.stratavia.com.

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SecureAuth reinforces CA SiteMinder’s security with certificate-strength protection, with the ease of username and password

MultiFactor Corporation, an innovator in 2-factor authentication, web application security and SSL VPN authentication solutions today announced it has joined the CA Technology Partner Program as a provider of strong user authentication services. CA SiteMinder customers will now have the added security of MultiFactor’s SecureAuth, a convenient user authentication solution that lets organizations quickly and securely vet the identity of any user.

“By offering direct integration of SecureAuth into CA SiteMinder, we extend the SecureAuth security and benefits to CA’s SiteMinder customers, while keeping the total costs down to a few dollars per user, per year,” said Craig Lund, CEO of MultiFactor Corporation. “These days real security at the lowest possible cost is the top customer priority.”

CA SiteMinder Web Access Manager users can now securely sign on using only username and password through SecureAuth’s Direct integration into CA SiteMinder. The benefits of the integration include ease of use of a standard username and password but with strength of full X.509 authentication, all in a frictionless user environment.

“SecureAuth provides critical strong authentication capabilities for SiteMinder customers. The easy to implement integration leverages SecureAuth for a tokenless, non-phishable authentication scheme which can be used to protect both new and existing web resources. In today’s age of increased security, this integration ensures that access is restricted to authorized users and also helps to protect your company brand and customer retention,” said Todd Clayton, President and CEO of CoreBlox, the leading CA SiteMinder integration company.

In addition to user friendly username/password validation, SecureAuth features a unique, variable certificate expiration option that gives the enterprise additional flexibility in setting their authentication parameters.

About MultiFactor Corporation
MultiFactor Corporation is pioneering the delivery of the strongest, proven 2-factor authentication, web application security, IPSec and SSL VPN security methodologies in an easy-to-deploy, low-maintenance product called SecureAuth™. This tokenless, browser-based authentication solution generates and validates client- and server- side certificates without PKI. SecureAuth represents the evolution of a technology that, for more than two decades, has remained the de facto standard for identity and access management technology. More secure than hardware or software tokens, SecureAuth is inexpensive to acquire, deploy and manage. MultiFactor Corporation’s innovation and its development of real-world security solutions draws from a diversified team of cryptographers, network and Web application specialists and certified security engineers.

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EPR Computer News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the computer news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

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