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03
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Two North American hospitality merchants hacked in May and June

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In a security alert published on Thursday, US payments processor Visa revealed that two North American hospitality merchants were hacked and had their system infected with point-of-sale (POS) malware earlier this year.

POS malware is designed to infect Windows systems, seek POS applications, and then search and monitor the computer’s memory for payment card details that are being processed inside the POS payments apps.

“In May and June 2020, respectively, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) analyzed malware samples recovered from the independent compromises of two North American merchants,” Visa said.

The US payments processor didn’t name either of the two victims due to non-disclosure agreements involved in investigating the incidents.

Visa published on Thursday a security alert [PDF] with a description of the two security breaches and the malware used in the attacks in order to help other companies in the hospitality sector scan their networks for indicators of compromise.

June hack: Hackers used three different POS malware strains

Of the two incidents, the second one that occurred in June is the most interesting, from an incident response (IR) perspective.

Visa said it found three different strains of POS malware on the victim network — namely RtPOS, MMon (aka Kaptoxa), and PwnPOS.

The reason why the malware gang deployed three malware strains is unknown, but it could be that attackers wanted to make sure they get all the payment data from across different systems.

Visa, which also provides incident response services in financial crime-related breaches, said the intruders breached the hospitality

02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Experian North America Expands Commitment to Culture of Inclusion With First Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer

Wil Lewis brings decades of diversity and inclusion expertise and leadership

Expanding on Experian North America’s commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion, the company announced today Wil Lewis will join the organization as its first-ever Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer. In this role, Lewis will build upon Experian North America’s award winning programs to reflect the employees, clients and communities it serves, further the company’s commitment to diverse representation and continuously evolve the workplace culture where all employees are celebrated for bringing their whole selves to work. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Executive for Bank of America.

“Embracing a truly inclusive culture, where everyone feels a real sense of belonging, is critical to building a diverse workforce and fostering innovation,” said Experian North America CEO Craig Boundy. “Our diversity and inclusion efforts have always focused on how we can contribute to a more equitable society within our Experian North America family, the communities we operate in and among the consumers we serve. We’re committed to being an agent for change and delighted Wil is coming on board to help lead that change with us.”

The creation of the new role highlights several critical components of Experian North America’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

  • Building a company where inclusion fuels collaboration and innovation to develop products which enable financial inclusion for all

  • Ensuring that every employee feels emotionally connected to the company in an environment that is safe and supportive

  • Attracting, developing and retaining talent that represents the communities in which Experian North America operates

  • Institutionalize processes that will increase the number of diverse suppliers, disability accessibility tools and enhance the impact of external diversity partnerships

At Bank of America, Lewis led 11 employee resource groups with more than 350 chapters

02
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

North America Healthcare Application Programming Interface (API) Market Report 2020 – Press Release

Dublin, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “North America Healthcare API Market by Services, by End User, by Deployment, by Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The North America Healthcare API Market is expected to witness market growth of 5.6% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026).

Patient-centric healthcare is a developing value-based model for healthcare services, which has brought about an improvement in care quality, better results, and more prominent patient satisfaction. Developing focus on patient-centric healthcare delivery by means of application programming interfaces (APIs) has been noted over a few past years and the rise of a large group of services, for example, wearable medical gadgets and remote patient monitoring have prodded the demand for healthcare API solutions.

Expanding adoption of Application Programming Interfaces (API) coordinated Electronic Health Records (EHRs) that give straightforwardness and simplicity of healthcare data availability is driving the market development. Besides, improved patient results expanded patient satisfaction, and advancement in the care quality is driving the market expansion. Besides, expanding the requirement for healthcare integration is driving interest.

Incorporation of new work processes between the providers and the payers, the applications which can get to information from EHRs, wearables, and their services, consistent progress of care are some of the important factors expanding the adoption of healthcare API. Inside normalization for different items or work processes will help to effortlessly access the patient’s information.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Market Scope & Methodology
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Market Scope
1.4 Segmentation
1.5 Methodology for the research

Chapter 2. Market Overview
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Overview
2.1.2 Market Composition and Scenario
2.2 Key Factors Impacting the Market
2.2.1 Market Drivers
2.2.2 Market Restraints

Chapter 3. Competition Analysis – Global
3.1 Cardinal Matrix
3.2 Recent Industry