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

usd AG News, Security Consulting

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

usd AG News, Security Consulting

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 …

usd HeroLab to Again Teach Course at TU Darmstadt and h_da

usd AG CST Academy, News, Security Analysis & Pentest

Hacker Contest Summer Semester 2019 The usd HeroLab will once again teach the course “Hacker Contest” at the Technical University (TU) Darmstadt and the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (h_da) this summer semester. During the 2019 summer semester, students will have the opportunity to experience IT security in practice. In a secure environment, they will try out attack methods and …

Security Education, Training & Awareness

usd AG News, Security Consulting

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

usd AG News, PCI Security Services

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

usd AG News, Security Analysis & Pentest

“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 …

usd HeroLab "Winterschool 2019" Launches

usd AG News

“Become a HeroLab Professional” program for working students of the usd HeroLab In mid-March two classes of working students of the “Winterschool” will start the five-day training program “Become a HeroLab Professional”. It was specially developed for this target group by experienced usd HeroLab security experts and is held in the premises of the CST Academy. The goal of the …