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Key Takeaways from the PCI Awareness Training Course

by Andrew Meyer on January 23rd, 2017

A core facet of Futurex’s corporate culture is the ability to continually improve one’s own knowledge of the data security industry. From time to time, it can be beneficial for those of us at Futurex to revisit the fundamental concepts that shape what we do. In this vein of committing to improving our own knowledge, I decided to revisit the fundamentals of PCI requirements. To do so, I enrolled in the PCI Training course, which became available at no cost, as part of Global Payment Security Education Week. PCI Data Security Standards are set forth by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to safeguard cardholder data, and they apply to any organization that has a hand in transmitting cardholder data.

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Join Futurex in Celebrating Data Privacy Day on January 28th

Join Futurex in Celebrating Data Privacy Day on January 28th

by Andrew Meyer on January 16th, 2017

In today’s world, where much of our lives are lived while being connected online, there is limitless personally identifiable information (PII) in existence. Identifying data, such as your name, address, and date of birth, is freely available on the web. Also prevalent is the information about terms you search, where you work, where you have lived, which public figures you follow, which restaurants and shops you frequent, and any content you like or favorite. Due to this rich breadth and depth of information, it is important that we collectively make maintaining our privacy hygiene a higher priority.

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Futurex and VirtuCrypt 2016 Highlights

by Samantha Renteria on December 20th, 2016

Have you heard the phrase, “everything is bigger in Texas”? Well, it’s true - because Futurex and VirtuCrypt have had a BIG 2016! From product announcements, new services, engaging customer trainings, and more – we have continued to push our technology to new bounds and share our passion for data security with customers and partners throughout the world. Let’s look back on some of 2016’s best moments!

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Applications of Hardware-Based Security for the Smart Grid

by Futurex on November 1st, 2016

The modernized infrastructure for power distribution and monitoring known as the smart grid promises a range of benefits: the improvement of power reliability; increasing interoperability with diverse energy generation resources; and the delivery of more choices and control to the end-consumer. But along with these benefits comes a need for significantly enhanced security.

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Futurex Kicks Off National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016

Futurex Kicks Off National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016

by Andrew Meyer on October 3rd, 2016

As part of our efforts to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Futurex seeks to engage local and international communities alike in important conversations. Since education, as a preventative measure, is significantly more cost-effective than coping with breaches after the fact, Futurex is committed to advocating for cyber hygiene and ensuring our products comply with and exceed rigorous regulatory standards.

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