CBOSS strives to be on the forefront of security and compliance, in order to protect the data of our clients and their customers. As the result of ten-plus years of audits, CBOSS has developed a comprehensive set of policies and procedures for managing and securing payment data. These policies, along with dedicated training, ensure the safety of sensitive information. This blog will outline the information that needs protected, as well as some best practices your organization can follow.
CBOSS, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the latest initiative in our continuing efforts to offer robust, scalable, and secure payment systems. To support our customers more efficiently and securely we have partnered with Iron Mountain Data Centers, for data center management and colocation services.
With this partnership, CBOSS has migrated all production systems to IMDC datacenters, offering numerous benefits for CBOSS and its customers:
Tier III Infrastructure
All production CBOSS systems are now operating on IMDC’s Uptime Institute Tier III rated infrastructure. This means everything from power, to cooling, to network uplinks are all fully redundant, and concurrently maintainable. All vital distribution paths are separated, eliminating single points of failure from CBOSS systems, to the outside world. Combined with CBOSS’ fully redundant network architecture, this means the highest possible availability and the least possible downtime for customers dependent on CBOSS services.
Last week, credit reporting agency Equifax announced what is certain to be one of the worst security breaches in the history of cyber-security. During the period between mid-May and the end of July, an unidentified intruder siphoned off the personal information of 143 million Americans, as well as a smattering of individuals from the U.K. and Canada. The attacker(s) exploited a vulnerability in the company's website to gain access to names, addresses, and social security numbers, as well as some customer credit card numbers.
Electronic payments are a vital part of doing business in almost every industry. They are central to how companies interact with each other, their customers, and their vendors. But the speed and convenience of ePayments brings with it risks: identity theft, credit card fraud, or bank account fraud. To combat these risks, we would like to share with you some helpful tips to keep your financial information safe:
WannaCry About Skipping Updates
Starting the end of last week, computer systems in over 70 countries across the globe were hit by virulent strain of malware going by the names Wanna Decryptor, Wcry, or Wanna Cry. Included in innumerable victims of this attack were many systems at the British National Health Service. The malware spread quickly through affected networks, encrypting all personal data and demanding a ransom in bitcoin equivalent to $300 per affected system.