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Businesses across the country take different types of payment options from customers when supplying services and products. During those early days of your operations, you may focus on strictly taking cash payments and personal checks. Yet there may come a time when you decide to expand the types of payment options that will be accepted

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Designed and introduced by the PCI Security Standards Council, PCI DSS v3.2 is the latest update to the ever-evolving payment security standard, replacing PCI DSS v.3.1, which was retired on October 31, 2016. However, there is still plenty of time to implement PCI DSS version 3.2 since the new requirements will be considered best practices

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Just four months after the March 1, 2017 effective date for the newly designed New York State cybersecurity regulation—courtesy of the Department of Financial Services (DFS)—this may be a good time to see how things are going. You and your team probably have all the basic information, but do you feel confident that you are

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Even if you are familiar with the version 3.2 update from the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), you may still need to iron out some of the fine details, such as those associated with the self-assessment questionnaire. What Is the Purpose of the PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaire? The PCI DSS self-assessment questionnaire

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WannaCry Catches the World Off Guard as the Largest Ransomware Attack in History Forbes reports that hackers seem to understand the great power they yield—along with the ransom money itself—when committing ransomware attacks. Forbes goes on to cite that there were 3.8 million ransomware attacks in 2015, which was a fairly modest increase over 2014’s

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Creating a checklist ahead of tackling your first Statement of Standards for Attestations Engagements 18 (SSAE 18) Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Audit will help make sure things go far more smoothly than if you leave anything to chance. At I.S. Partners, LLC. our auditing team has come up with a checklist we believe will

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When working as certified public accountants, we try to help our clients understand the importance of our services that can assist them in making vital business decisions for their companies. In this manner, we build trust and reliability in regards to the information and reports we create for our clients. Yet often, the terms used

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As the sentinel for your organization’s IT system that includes all of your consumer data obtained through credit card payments, you understand the challenges and the value of protecting that data. Your concern is not remotely unfounded, as more than 510 million records holding sensitive customer data have been breached since January 2005, per the

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In your diligent efforts to help your organization achieve its goals, you probably work continually to find the best methods of performing internal audits (IA). Your concerted efforts—along with your IT team, executive staff and departmental managers—in improving the internal auditing process can help to shape the future of your company. Over the past 10

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All businesses face a certain degree of risk, regardless of the economic climate. You will continually face potential internal and external factors that can thwart your best efforts to minimize, and ideally avoid risk. The good news is that, by building a proactive strategy that includes handing off important goal-tending responsibilities to respective members of

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