Increased compliance and improved data-protection methods have helped ward off a major credit card breach this year. Yet plenty of holes at the merchant level still remain for a class as dedicated as criminals.
External adversaries, such as nation-state attackers or criminals after credit card data, may get all the attention, but insiders pose a signfiicant threat. Can the non-malicious ones be taught to act securely?
Ma Bell, meet your precocious newborn, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The technology, just a few years old, is growing up fast as enterprises and home users abandon traditional telephone lines so they can converge voice and data communication onto one network — while significantly cutting costs in the process.