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Common Pitfalls of Data Security: Q&A with Brian Poole

Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017

We recently interviewed Brian Poole, Security Architect at Kount, regarding common pitfalls of data security. Before joining Kount, Brian worked in a wide range of IT roles including five years as a Penetration Tester in the security arena. In the role of a penetration tester, or “white hat hacker”, he attacked systems at online businesses, large retailers and Fortune 500 companies, seeking out vulnerabilities in their IT and data systems. In addition to providing valuable insights about data security during our conversation, Brian also offered advice on simple steps that eCommerce merchants can take to help improve security.

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Topics: data breach, data security, q&a

The Surprising Costs of Data Security in Fraud Prevention

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When building an in-house anti-fraud system, there are a number of costs to consider. A couple that can be overlooked involve the areas of data security and PCI compliance.

Many businesses adequately plan for the costs of the underlying IT infrastructure and equipment on which the anti-fraud software and technologies run, as well as the people required to support and operate that infrastructure.

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Topics: fraud prevention, PCI compliance, data security

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