Blog Posts Tagged with "PCI DSS"
June 13, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru
The biggest problem with PCI DSS standards comes down to the fact that humans are averse to being measured or assessed. Why? It makes people responsible and accountable for what they do, and few people want that sort of accountability – we all much prefer wiggle room in how our jobs are assessed...
June 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"The Company's ongoing investigation recently revealed potential unauthorized access to servers containing personal information collected from a subset of merchant applicants. It is unclear whether the intruders looked at or took any personal information... however, the Company will notify potentially-affected individuals..."
June 12, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
EFTPOS skimming — which stands for “electronic funds transfers at the point of sale” — involves either replacing the self-swipe point of sale terminals at cash registers with devices that record credit and debit card data, or remotely hacking a retailer’s POS server...
June 07, 2012 Added by:Andrew Weidenhamer
The level of scrutiny the PCI DSS has been subject to the last couple of years has been bad enough to accentuate it with the advent of the ISA program. The false sense of confidence the ISA program gives individuals is insanely bad for the industry. Like any other certification, the test isn’t difficult..
June 01, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru
Doing the actual grunt work of security is just not sexy work. There is no doubt about that. Ensuring the security of networks 24x7x365 is very monotonous work. And it is monotony that is one of the primary reasons why organizations get breached. People get bored and they start to cut corners....
May 17, 2012 Added by:Stacey Holleran
Many small merchants—whether selling online or brick-and-mortar, or both—don’t have the technological background to understand the steps necessary for protecting the cardholder information and other sensitive data that passes through (and may be stored in) their business systems...
May 15, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones
Hard core security conferences continue to happen and continue to be successful, and long may it continue. We still need the techies to make sure we have the right tech to support the people and processes in our businesses. We also need the techies to try and keep ahead of the bad guys...
May 11, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru
The PCI SSC only requires its assessors document the services they provide in their assessment reports. While that offers a certain amount of transparency, when you read some of these ROCs, it becomes painfully obvious that some QSACs are assessing their own security services...
May 09, 2012 Added by:Beau Woods
Auditors aren't the sole authoritative voice, and they can be fooled or coerced like anyone else. Too often internal and external auditors are trusted as the arbiters of right and wrong. This can fail an organization if executives don't understand the role auditors should play...
May 02, 2012 Added by:david barton
Credit card processors have valuable information that bad guys would love to get their hands on. So processors are the Fort Knox of the modern world. When bad guys are motivated, no amount of security can keep them out. Does that mean PCI-DSS standards are worthless?
April 26, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru
There is a lot of discussion on network segmentation, and this year’s presentation material indicates there are apparently still a lot of QSAs that do not understand the concept of network segmentation and what constitutes good segmentation from poor segmentation...
April 23, 2012 Added by:Christopher Burgess
Certification of compliance demonstrates that at that given point of time the entity was in adherence to the PCI standards. The threat landscape is dynamic and ever changing requiring those entrusted with our data to take steps beyond compliance to protect that data...
April 17, 2012 Added by:Alexander Rothacker
Once a patch to a vulnerability is released, the vendor should give as much guidance as possible to its customer base so that they can make an informed decision on how to mitigate — may it be a workaround, such as disabling some functionality, configuring compensating controls...
April 10, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru
The merchant is left to their own devices to know whether any of these mobile payment processing solutions can be trusted. I am fearful that small merchants, who are the marketing target of these solutions, will be put out of business should the device somehow be compromised...
April 04, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru
Most financial institutions purchase their software applications from third party development firms. With all of the regulatory changes going on in the financial institution industry, these software firms have been focused on those regulatory changes and not PCI compliance...
April 03, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Global Payments' announced that Track 2 data was stolen, which is used by the bank. Track 1 data generally refers to the information reported on the front of a bank card. So if this information was stolen along with that contained in Track 2, it is possible to clone a card...
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