Verizon has made a strong case for continual PCI DSS awareness with its new study of payment card data security. But like many vendors that conduct their own studies supporting their business cases, Verizon makes suspect logical stretches.
There are more than 10,000 rules and regulations that impact electronic communications today. Compliance is tasked with creating and maintaining a "culture of compliance" in a complex and rapidly shifting regulatory environment while firms seek to leverage social media to increase engagement with employees, partners...
The ongoing struggle to protect sensitive credit card data will continue to escalate. One of the requirements used to tackle this problem is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). However, one of the biggest challenges for PCI DSS compliance initiatives is treating the standard as a unique and...
Any organization that deals with credit card information must secure payment card data in accordance with PCI standards.
Merchants and service providers are required to validate compliance by assessing their environment against 12 major control categories applicable to applications and data in the data center and the...
Cloud computing initiatives, network monitoring and risk management are driving network security operations. Meanwhile, federal agencies face record levels of threats yet still rely on manual processes and outdated point tools. Agency network security operations must be modernized to streamline network security...
Certification and accreditation (C&A) has been like alphabet soup. As it transitions to assessment and authorization (A&A), it's time to sort through the confusion and identify which terms and processes apply in any given situation.
This paper sorts through the confusion to identify which terms, approaches, and...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads off with an analysis of the PCI Security Standards Council's new requirements that are designed to help thwart attempts to defeat encryption in point-of-sale devices.
How can issuers and acquirers help smaller merchants improve payment card security? One way is to dramatically ramp up their efforts to educate the retailers about PCI compliance, says Michel Christodoulides of Barclaycard.
In a video interview, Troy Leach, CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council, explains enhanced standards designed to help ensure that POS vendors can stay ahead of new attacks aimed at defeating encryption.
Hear ISMG editors untangle the various elements in the Shadow Brokers-Equation Group saga, evaluate a new anti-ransomware tool and reflect on the 10th anniversary of the PCI Security Standards Council in this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
It's easy to look at the payments landscape and see only the flaws. But payment card security has come a long way in the past 10 years, thanks in large part to the PCI Data Security Standard. How will card security be refined in the coming decade?
Arizona-based Banner Health, which operates 29 hospitals, says it's notifying 3.7 million individuals that their data was exposed in a "sophisticated cyberattack." An initial attack against payment card processing systems apparently opened the door to the attackers accessing healthcare data.
While many banks and merchants in Britain, France and Germany have long complied with the PCI Data Security Standard, deregulation has led organizations in other European countries to start taking PCI compliance more seriously and use it for competitive advantage.
The release this week by the PCI Security Standards Council of a new PCI compliance resource for small merchants is being lauded by the banking and payments community. But how effective will the resource be at actually convincing merchants to move forward with PCI compliance?
Ten years after the launch of the PCI Data Security Standards Council, the key to ensuring ongoing compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard is winning CEO buy-in worldwide, says Stephen Orfei, general manager of the council.