beep card use extended, Kaspersky achieves ISO 27001

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    Fare payment card use extended

    USERS of the “beep” card have another 60 days to extend their cards that have expired this December 2020. This was assured by AF Payments, Inc., operator of the “beep” tap-and-go payment system, who said that theu are doing this in part to minimize the environmental impact of disposing expired cards.

    The “beep” expiry date extension program is valid for standard cards with a minimum balance of ten pesos. The program will run until December 2020. Cards can be extended only up to sixty calendar days prior and 60 calendar days after the expiry date of the card (for example, a customer can extend a card that expires at the end of March any time between January 1, 2019 and May 30, 2020).

    The new expiry date will be the last day of the same month as the original expiry date month but with one year added, for example, the new expiry date for a card expiring January 30, 2020 will January 30, 2021.

    Cards with less than P10 load balance (excluding concessionary cards) and blacklisted cards are not eligible for the one-year extension, alongside cards with expiry dates that do not fall within the period specified for the extension (60 days prior and 60 days after the printed expiry date).

    There is a P10 transaction fee for the expiry date extension. Concessionary cards issued to senior citizens and PWDs will be extended free of charge.

    Extension terminals are available in the following locations: LRT1: Baclaran, EDSA, Central, D. Jose, Monumento and Roosevelt stations; LRT2: Cubao, Legarda, Recto and Pureza stations; MRT: North Ave., Cubao, Shaw Blvd., Ayala and Taft Ave. stations.

    Kaspersky achieves ISO 27001 certification

    KASPERSKY, a leading global cybersecurity company, has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification; the international standard outlining best practices for information security management systems. Issued by TÜV AUSTRIA, the certification confirms that the company’s data security systems, including Kaspersky Security Network, meet industry best practices.

    Certification was validated following an assessment done by the independent certification body TÜV AUSTRIA. It covered management systems of the delivery of malicious and suspicious files using the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) infrastructure, as well as safe storage and access to these files in the company’s Distributed File System (KLDFS). This includes the company’s data centers in Zurich, Switzerland; Frankfurt, Germany; Toronto, Canada and Moscow, Russia.

    “Receiving the ISO 27001 certification is a significant accomplishment for Kaspersky that demonstrates to our customers and partners that the company prioritizes security management controls as well as indicating our verifiable approach to information security.

    The rigorous audit undertaken for certification confirms that we are committed to the highest levels of data security and marks one more step in our efforts to demonstrate the company’s transparency,” Andrey Evdokimov, Chief Information Security Officer at Kaspersky said

    “TÜV Austria aims to protect society and businesses from a variety of risks of any nature.

    As digitalization is the main common trend of the world’s developments it creates both significant opportunities and major risks as public and/or private information could be lost or corrupted. So we appreciate it very much that such a significant global market player as Kaspersky shows its commitment for following the internationally recognized standard for information security management,” Detlev Henze, Head of TÜV Austria Group’s TÜV Trust IT GmbH commented.