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PCI DSS compliance and the rise of credit cards

“Cash or card?”


It’s a familiar question posed by millions of retail workers every day. Cashless transactions have increased at an astounding rate, especially over the past two decades.

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How SafeStack Academy is helping to make security for everyone in 2021

2020 was a big year that a lot of us would probably like to forget. 

It was hard but rewarding for our team — hard because 2020, and rewarding because we took a significant step in our mission of security for everyone.

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Threat assessment: from syntax to systems thinking

SafeStack mascots in an office working on computer and looking at diagram on whiteboard

Today we’re launching our newest SafeStack Development Academy course: Threat Assessment for Software Development.

With this, we’re embarking on our quest to bring security not only into the implementation of systems, but into their design.

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Privacy Act 2020: are you up to speed with what you need to know?

Did you know New Zealand hasn’t changed its Privacy Act since 1993?

Considering how much our world — and the ways we need to think about privacy and sharing our personal information — has changed since then, it’s pretty exciting that the Privacy Act 2020 is about to come into effect. 

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How to spot social engineering: advice from a cyber security expert

Social engineering is a particularly wily way to attack someone.

This type of attack plays on people being people, with all our different motivations, behaviours, and social expectations. Social engineers appeal to our emotions, our sense of urgency, and sometimes even our desire to be a good person.

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