Items Tagged with "PCI DSS"
October 18, 2010 Added by:PCI Guru
I want to get the PCI SSC to repeal their inane Report On Compliance report writing standard. This standard has become onerous and, in the end, has become make do work. To understand this situation, you need a bit of history...
October 14, 2010 Added by:PCI Guru
You really need to document valid business reasons as to why a compensating control is needed. The fact that your organization does not have the backbone to implement PCI DSS requirements is not a valid reason. That just does not cut it...
October 11, 2010 Added by:Robb Reck
The nature of your industry, company and the technologies you utilize will determine the nature of the attacks against you. You cannot depend on a framework or regulatory agency to know what threats are most dangerous to your company. Self awareness and active monitoring are needed...
September 08, 2010 Added by:PCI Guru
When a banker looks at the fraud losses, they see two numbers; the monetary loss and the percentage. At 4.7 percent, fraud losses are considered manageable and can be compensated for by fees. That may be a cold way of looking at things, but that is how business is done...
September 08, 2010 Added by:Jamie Adams
A cursory glance at the PCI DSS might lead one to believe that the majority of work required to comply with the standard belongs to network, database, application administrators and software developers. There is always a great deal of work required anytime an application is deployed...
August 31, 2010 Added by:PCI Guru
There are ways to minimize your organization’s PCI compliance efforts by just getting rid of the data in the first place. Stop putting forth efforts to comply and get with the movement to get rid of the cardholder data in the first place...
August 26, 2010 Added by:Anton Chuvakin
Everybody knows that PCI DSS 2.0 is coming. The PCI Security Standards Council released a summary of changes for version 2.0 in PDF to be released in October 2010. The council folks have kindly granted this brief interview...
August 23, 2010 Added by:PCI Guru
It has been suggested that the PCI standards were only developed to minimize the losses to the card brands and banks and do nothing for merchants. However, the PCI standards were meant to protect everyone in the transaction process...
August 20, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Hackers, whether they’re black hat (bad guys) or white hat (security professionals), are always looking for vulnerabilities in technology. The bad guys’ intentions are to exploit these vulnerabilities for ill-gotten gain, and the security professionals’ are to make the technology more secure...
August 09, 2010 Added by:PCI Guru
In a lot of these organizations, security has been given the short shrift and has been perpetually on the back burner. In these organizations, senior management sees security, and IT as a whole, as a money pit that does nothing for the organization...
July 28, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
The biggest risk is systematic. Criminals and hackers have multiple points to penetrate a system, so it's important for those responsible for online payment security to think of the possible risks from end-to-end...
July 08, 2010 Added by:Ron Baklarz
This authentication mechanism could be compromised and moreover, I would very much like to see the security scheme around the kiosk's ability to protect the PII associated with the driver's license as well as the PCI-DSS protections since the machines will accept credit and debit cards...
July 08, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Javelin’s survey shows that 26%, or one out of four U.S. consumers received a data breach notification last year from a company or agency holding their personal data, including credit and debit card or checking account information...
April 16, 2010 Added by:Mike Meikle
As a consultant, you get to view the grim expanse of industry regulation more than most. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and of course the topic of this article, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
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February 27, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security
Maryland has updated its web site to provide breach notifications that it has received since its last update. The newly posted notifications are for the period ending December 31, 2009, so there will likely be more to come for 2010