#BeAware: Tailgating and Piggybacking

usd AG News, Security Consulting

Tailgating, also known as Piggybacking, is no trendy new sport, although the name might suggest otherwise. The term refers to a security risk many companies are facing. Tailgating describes the attempt of an attacker to gain access to restricted areas in a company building by inconspicuously tagging along after authorized persons or groups. The attacker counts on people’s courtesy and …

usd HeroLab at DEF CON 2019

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Cyber Security Transformation Chef (CSTC) Convinced Jury As one of the largest international IT security conferences worldwide, DEF CON once again brings together the world’s leading IT security experts in August. We are happy to announce that we will be presenting one of our in-house developments at the DEF CON Demo Labs: the Cyber Security Transformation Chef (CSTC). With the …

usd AG Re-Certified as Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) Worldwide

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usd AG with its scanning solution available through the usd PCI DSS Platform has been re-certified as an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The certification is valid worldwide. At the same time, usd released a new version of its usd PCI DSS Platform, which contains comprehensive functional improvements. A new feature allows users …

e-shelter services GmbH certified according to PCI DSS for secure handling of credit card data

usd AG News, PCI Security Services

Frankfurt, May 20, 2019 – e-shelter, Europe’s leading data center provider and a subsidiary of NTT Communications, announced today that on March 1, 2019, the joint PCI DSS certification project between e-shelter services GmbH and usd AG was completed successfully. With this result, e-shelter provides its customers with a verifiably secure environment for credit card data. The PCI DSS (Payment …

#BeAware: Phishing Mails

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Phishing emails are still the main gateway for viruses, Trojans and other malware. They are also often used to gain access to the personal data of their recipients. A phishing email sent for the purpose of spreading malware can reach a computer in two ways: Either via compromised attachments or links designed to trick the recipient into visiting a compromised …

#BeAware: Handling of Passwords

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A prominent case from the news: About 4 weeks ago the public learned that Facebook has been storing passwords in plain text since 2012. In a blog post Facebook confirmed that millions of users were affected. Although the passwords stored in credentials databases were encrypted according to security standards, they were accessible in plain text on internal servers by about …

Security Education, Training & Awareness

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What does a 250-year-old educator have to do with modern security awareness programs? Eva Willnecker, Senior Consultant at usd AG, told us. Eva, what role do you think security awareness plays in information security? Eva Willnecker: Many businesses have already achieved a lot when it comes to implementing technical security measures. However, there are certain risks that are difficult to …

BS PAYONE P2PE Solution Successfully PCI Certified

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Photo from left to right: Marc-André Faber (P2PE Project Manager BS PAYONE), Dietmar G. Matzke (P2PE Coordinator BS PAYONE), Ulrich Krug (Operations Manager Scheme Reporting & Controlling BS PAYONE), Dr. Manfred Ferstl (P2PE Assessor usd AG) BS PAYONE GmbH now offers merchants their first POS solution using P2PE encryption (Point-to-Point Encryption). This technology encrypts credit card data from the point …

usd HeroLab Keeps Investing in Young Talent

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“Winterschool 2019” concluded successfully Neu-Isenburg, March 27, 2019 This year’s “Winterschool”, which is part of the usd training program “Become a HeroLab Professional” for students working at the usd HeroLab, was concluded with a final exam last week. The usd HeroLab is expanding its range of university training courses by adding a special training program for its own students. 14 …