International Cyber Policy Summit in Austria

Finedays Ltd. has joined the International Cyber Policy summit targeting the digital fraud and overhauling the security thinking. The main issue was self assessment which can be used by small and medium enterprises in order to estimate the risk of cyber-attacks. Companies usually behave passive until they were impacted by the breach and even the small amounts of stolen/ lost data can become costly in the future. This can also lead to withdrawal of current and new clients, by destroying the good reputation of the company and the need to gain trust again from the very beginning.

Professors and representatives from Oxford University held presentations on the same topic covering as many as possible aspects related to the united fraud prevention.

We have supported the mission of the community to contribute locally in Bulgaria and the Balkans with our project dedicated to the Digital hygiene in high school. The initiative was well welcomed and we have gathered additional insights to our current educational plans. Mr. Ian R Mabbott- International Cyber Director of UKTI Defence and Security Organisation has strongly supported us and admired our volunteering. We have discussed the importance of providing accurate information about the emerging risks and bring to the youth conceptual thinking- when and how safely to use Internet. Protection of personal information and the usage of multiple (smart devises) has increased the hacking drastically and even though it stands against the frequency of expenditure we had to point out the growing threats.  We are looking forward meeting new students and understand their Internet habits. Only real commitment can give us safe environment were our children are “digitally” existent.


Regional Cybersecurity Summit in Bucharest

On May 11-13, the Romanian Ministry for Informational Society along with the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy’s Commercial Service organized a Regional Cybersecurity Summit at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest. The summit gathered together companies and government officials, public and private sector cybersecurity specialists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, United States of America and Romania.

Finedays Ltd. took the opportunity to participate in the forum in order to broaden our knowledge in this domain and as well to exchange good practices with other professionals.

The most discussed topics were the current trends in cybercrime, the way of avoiding and analyzing the risks.

We were welcomed from Romanian Premier Victor Ponta and US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrew as part of the official visit. The bilateral talks with US companies and solution providers have been more than expedient for our experts, as they have dedicated all their efforts and activities preventing cybercrime. We have established good partnerships with companies, executing fiscal devices security and smart systems management. 


Cyber hygiene experts


Finedays Ltd. Has taken the initiative to support globally as well locally the cyber hygiene. We have organized open lectures and discussion about the importance of personal data security in couple of schools in Sofia region. We have met children form different ages from primary school to graduates in order to understand where the threat comes from and how we can be most helpful to protect our children. Pointing out the basic social habits and practices to survive the growing cyber world we have drown the necessity frame which can protect the future generation and their exploring mind. Of course we have underlined the common risks and thoughtfulness- how, were and why we should protect our personal information. In return we have received drawings of cyber piracy and computer viruses from our audience unfolding their understanding of cyber hygiene which was a great feedback for our future lectures and researches.

The initiative is led from the two organizations “Future is code” and “DNA” (Digital National Alliance) and we are more than grateful taking the opportunity to protect our future- the children.n

In relation to that we were invited to comment on the news on Monday (27.08.2015) evening as well. This time the topic was related to another currently evolving threat – reaching from distance new generation vehicles via their computer system. This way of stealing cars has made it easy for criminals, not leaving any visible traces or damage on the vehicle. Opening doors, starting the engine, even driving without any efforts has been shown on various videos on the Internet the last weeks.

Our advice is to use only certified and authorized versions of software, conduct all necessary updates and recently to check for their availability. Managing the secure configurations for all devises is crucial. The official car dealers/representatives have also made the owners and future byers aware of the emerging risk, while performing vulnerably/ automated assessment and remediation.

You can learn more about the cyber hygiene in the following video extract form the main daily news on BTV channel (in Bulgarian language):


CIBPAY PCI DSS pre audit

We are proud to announce the successful pre-audit for PCI-DSS certification of CIBPAY. CIBPAY is a Turkish company, based in Istanbul, but providing its services over the whole country. Being able to gain trust and recognition CIBPAY have chosen the way to PCI-DSS certification. In other terms the way of doing business has led us to the question, wheatear is save to use online services to manage payments and wallets or we rather use the old fashion alternative of the banking system. Well, when your provider has obtained its transactions to the highest security and froud prevented standards, there is no doubt. Rapid payments without any risk for your card and payment details.

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Paywizard - a story on the road to PCI DSS

We discovered Paywizard Company in the latest days of May when we were preparing to pass our first PCI-DSS 3.0 certification.

As we were exploring the payment industry and trends and looking for a local partner that can understand the importance of the security, than Paywizard active team got in focus in one of the meetings we participated in Istanbul, Turkey.

We were almost ready with the pre-audit documentation and system readiness, so we were open to share the approach and understanding of what was done. Paywizard paid attention to all details and it was clear that they were already into PCI-DSS and were in depth aware regarding the importance of the security.

This meeting started a road to the PCI-DSS establishing a new and effective approach to PCI-DSS and IT security consulting in Turkey.Since our first meeting and in less than an year we have more than 10 audited and compliant to the standard customers.

If you are interested to learn more about the PCI-DSS approach, FineDays can offer to your company PCI-DSS pre-auditing partnership or just IT security and vulnerability checkup.

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