Organizations handling transactions involving credit or debit cards are facing increasing pressure to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3, which established
various requirements for safeguarding an organization's relevant systems and networks, comprising the
The PCI DSS was developed to "encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally. PCI DSS provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect cardholder data." Even by following the PCI DSS guidelines, it is...
A lawsuit filed against security firm Trustwave is raising questions about "PCI Professional Forensic Investigators" and how they are monitored by the PCI Security Standards Council. But experts say the onus is on companies, not the council, to ensure their security practices are adequate.
Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council explains why it has extended its compliance deadline for encryption updates aimed at phasing out SSL and TLS 1.0. But he stresses that merchants, processors and acquirers should not wait to make upgrades.
In the largest monetary award obtained by the FTC in an enforcement action, LifeLock has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a case that, in part, stemmed from the identity protection company failing to establish and maintain an information security program to protect customers' personally identifiable information.
In the age of payment card breaches, PCI compliance is a top priority for merchants and organizations that process electronic payments. But what difference does it make when its PCI compliance in the cloud? Steve Neville of Trend Micro shares insight.
As U.S. merchants shore up physical point-of-sale security by upgrading their terminals to accept EMV chip cards, attackers are turning their aim toward new, unattended targets. Here's the latest on how to respond to "shimming" attacks.
Even though the U.S. is migrating to the EMV chip, Visa is still stressing the need for merchants to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard, says Eduardo Perez, the card brand's senior vice president of payment risk, in this video interview.
The recent data breach at U.K.-based telecom company TalkTalk illustrates that breach risk mitigation is a critical issue worldwide. PCI's Jeremy King, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit London on Oct. 27, explains why European data security is getting more scrutiny.
PCI-DSS will remain a viable standard even after EMV, as well as encryption and tokenization, become more common, argues Jeremy King of the PCI Council. He acknowledges, however, that the standard will have to evolve in light of changes in the payment system.
The PCI Security Standards Council has just released version 2 of its point-to-point encryption standard. Jeremy King of the PCI SSC explains how this optional standard can complement PCI-DSS compliance.
Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants.
The U.S.'s move to EMV alone will not eliminate fraud because certain data elements could still be exposed in the breach of EMV card transactions, says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council, who highlights other essential security steps.
The PCI Council has just released PCI DSS 3.1, which calls for mothballing the SSL encryption protocol. What do security leaders need to know about the revised standard? Troy Leach of the council offers insights.