Lucas has completed an exhaustive process of re-certifying our operations to adhere to the current Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) v3.2. Lucas is pleased to announce that we have received our Attestation of Compliance (AOC) & annual Report on Compliance (ROC) for our Re-Certification as a Certified Level 1 Service Provider (CL1SP). What does this mean for our Customers? According to the Payment Card Industry-Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC), a Se
For nearly a decade, Lucas Systems has offered an email system that is closed to the public and allowed you to choose how employees use the system. We've recently redesigned it with a modern, robust platform packed with features! The new system has been designed from the ground up to be more secure, more reliable, and, most importantly, more usable. Usability We started by adding webmail. While you can still use Outlook or another email client, most users will prefer the c
On Friday, May 12th, 2017, an unknown group of hackers unleashed the now infamous WanaCrypt0r 2.0 against government agencies, companies, and individuals worldwide. When the dust settled over 200,000 systems had been infected, and many victims lost their files forever. WannaCry did not take weeks, or even days, to spread. The damage was done in mere hours. At the time of this writing, the authors of this ransomware had made just over $126,000 - a complete failure compared to
Picking a password is easy, right? Just pick a common word or phrase, like “password” or “iloveyou”, and you are sure to never forget it! Wait, that might be too easy. Okay, how about your anniversary, then? If you cannot remember that one, you have bigger problems! Unfortunately, many people still hold onto these ideas, and it is one of the first lessons taught in Hacking 101. The Oxford English Dictionary contains 171,476 words, and a modern computer can check each of them
Gift cards are ubiquitous in the restaurant/ retail industry. They represent hassle-free transactions, guaranteed sales, and you even receive the money up-front! You spend a small fortune protecting your cash with high-tech safes and camera systems, and even more protecting your customer's credit cards. But have you stopped to consider how to protect gift cards?
Wherever money exists, thieves work tirelessly to steal it from you. Gift cards are not an exception, and they of
Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without knowledge or intention of the user that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction. In 2016, the estimated cost of ransonware was over 1 billion dollars (1). It's a huge problem that could disrupt your business by rendering your computer systems unusable until a monetary ransom is paid