3 Trends Impacting Wireless PCI Compliance

Wireless PCI Compliance

This is part two of the three-part blog series dedicated to wireless PCI, which is a hot topic for retailers and other enterprises that accept payment cards. We look at 802.11ac, IoT and new network requirements, all of which create challenges for compliance and security officers. But the impact is not limited to just security personnel. IT and marketing, while focused on efficiencies and customer engagement, should also learn about wireless threats and trends. Brand protection is a team effort!

Read on for the in-depth look into the trends that impact wireless PCI compliance.
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Google Project Fi – New Era for Mobile Technology?

Google Project Fi

I view Google Project Fi as a disruptor, from both technology and business model standpoint, for three reasons:
1) For the first time, we are witnessing a MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) piggybacking on multiple major national mobile carrier networks, in this case Sprint and T-Mobile.
2) And for the first time again, an operator is successfully marrying the cellular and Wi-Fi network in a fashion that has not been done before on this scale, at the same time being completely transparent and seamless to the end user
3) If Google Project Fi manages to seamlessly transfer (roam) both voice and data sessions from one carrier to another, that’s again another industry first.   Read more

How to Hit a Home Run with iBeacon

Baseball Player hitting a ball: How to hit a home run with iBeacon

iBeacon has been getting a lot of attention lately mainly because of claims of how it can transform the retail industry. After having talked to many retail customers, iBeacon technology providers, and others closely associated to this eco system, it occurred to me that iBeacon and baseball have a lot in common.

Just like in baseball, where a player has to advance through all the bases to score a run, there are some essential solution components to be built up before a retailer can extract value out of iBeacon. Continue reading to find out how to make your iBeacon deployment be a home run.   Read more

New PCI 3.1 Guidelines Address SSL Vulnerability

PCI DSS 3.1 - April 2015 - Payment Card Industry Data Security Council - standard 3.1

In April 2015, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 3.1 and supporting guidance. The revision addresses vulnerabilities within the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol that can put payment data at risk. This blog explains what this change represents to you and your business. Includes 2 whitepapers and 1 infographic.   Read more

How Does Restaurant Wi-Fi Pay for Itself?

Learn how On The Border maximizes Restaurant Wi-FI

Maximize Your Restaurant Wi-Fi: A Lucrative Tool for Revenue & Engagement is a how-to webinar that helps operators understand the potential of restaurant Wi-Fi, and focuses on a variety of strategies that lead to bottom-line impact.

AirTight joins forces with its partners On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and Industry Retail Group (IRG) to share how restaurant Wi-Fi networks pay for themselves.   Read more

2015 Year of the Goat and Wi-Fi & Security

2015 Year of The Goat

In many Asian countries, the New Year is based on the lunar calendar and is dictated by the first new moon and ends on the full moon. In the case of the Chinese calendar, each New Year is marked by the characteristics of one of the 12 zodiacal animals: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

In the first part of a 2 part blog series, we started off by reflecting on the Year of the Horse and 2014. In this second installment, we look ahead to the Year of the Goat which began on February 19th 2015.   Read more

AirTight at Wireless LAN Professionals Conference WLPC in Dallas

Wireless LAN Professionals Conference: WLPC video archive

AirTight had strong representation at the Dallas conference (February 2015) with 2 keynote sessions and 4 Ten Talks. View the video and SlideShare archive.   Read more

Year of the Horse: Wi-Fi and Security Thought Leadership

2014 Year of the Horse

In the 1st part of a 2 part blog series, we reflect on the Year of the Horse and 2014. In the second installment, we look ahead to 2015 and the Year of the Goat.   Read more