PCI Compliance Veteran to Share Expertise on Combating Hacktivism

Plano, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

As a leading provider of PCI-compliant managed hosting and cloud services, Layered Tech has developed considerable expertise in recognizing and thwarting threats to sensitive financial data. Layered Tech Chief Risk Officer Jeff Reich will share some of this insight when he addresses the 2013 Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Annual Conference & Expo on the timely subject of hacktivism. The conference, in New Orleans from April 30 to May 2, will bring together thousands of professionals from the electronic payments industry.

Hacktivism the use of legal and/or illegal digital tools and techniques in the pursuit of political or social ends is a growing threat to the wide variety of businesses involved in the processing of electronic payments. Reich, a well-known risk management and security expert in the hosting market, will help conference attendees understand who hacktivists are, what motivates them, what they try to do, and how companies can reduce their risks of falling victim to hacktivism. Reich will also show how hacktivism is not a narrow internet security issue but rather a broader threat to businesses and their reputations.

Hacktivism is a relatively new threat to payment processors, and one thats rapidly growing, said Reich. I look forward to sharing what weve learned at Layered Tech about how to recognize, prepare for, and mitigate this very real security risk.

As the first hosting company in the world to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and the only hoster to offer clients a PCI compliance guarantee, Layered Tech is well positioned to help payment processing businesses understand todays information security threat environment. Layered Tech works with businesses throughout the electronic payment chain, including merchants, software solution developers, payment processors, and gateways.

The 2013 ETA Annual Conference & Expo will be held at the New Orleans Convention Center and will feature nearly 200 exhibitors as well as keynote speakers and day-long conference sessions focused on topics of particular interest to todays electronic payment industry. Jeff Reichs presentation, titled Managing Risk for Online Threats and Hacktivism Actions, is scheduled for 4:00pm on April 30, as part of a day-long session focusing on security and regulatory compliance topics. For more information about the 2013 ETA Annual Conference & Expo, visit http://www.electran.org/am13.

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Techs scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit http://www.layeredtech.com.

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The Protective Group Analyzes the Future of Corporate Security and the New Methods of Combating Threats

(PRWEB) June 27, 2013

On June 27, leading corporate security company, The Protective Group, comments on an article published by Malcovery, which details the upcoming changes for corporate security and what effect these changes will have on security companies.

According to the article published on Malcovery, corporate security is heading down a road filled with many changes to the role of security for businesses. One of the most prominent changes to the role of corporate security will be an increase in the complexity of security.

Due to increased technological advances, the article says, 76 percent of firms (are) expected to adopt a decentralized structure within the next two to three years, the article says.

While decentralization helps employees and organizations, the increased use of social media, cloud computing, and mobile technology also opens up increased threats to security. The article says finding a balance between security and the flexibility of a system will be a major goal in the coming years.

Due to these new threats many companies are beginning to place a larger emphasis on corporate security. The article says a recent study found that 60 percent of IT decision makers have identified improving IT security as a primary objective.

John Monderine, CEO of The Protective Group, says, IT security is vital to a company. Protecting a business from malicious threats should always be a top priority. While increased social media usage and other forms of technology will create more threats, the increase in security technologies will be right there to combat these new threats.

Monderine also says the influx of technology also means that people can find new ways to get around security precautions. Its always important to make sure you have the newest pieces of technology for corporate surveillance, he says. Criminals could use new gadgets to compromise cameras, so its imperative that companies update their systems with the best video cameras and security software.

The Protective Group is an elite full service private security firm with specializations in special event security, corporate security, private investigation, insurance investigation and surveillance. Our top-notch professional security guards have over 150 years of combined law enforcement service. Our security personnel are physically fit, well manicured, and completely dedicated to ensuring your event proceeds without a hitch. From charity runs and fashion shows, to fundraisers and art shows, the Protective Group instills confidence and assures safety at your exclusive event or place of business.