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PCI Risk Assessment Tips Offered

  Council Issues Guidelines to Address Security Shortcomings In its just-released guidelines for ongoing risk assessments, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council notes three specific areas for improvement. The guidelines, which are intended for any organization that handles credit or debit card data, offer specific recommendations for risk assessments, such as how to create […]

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Fallout from a PCI breach for merchants and consumers

There is a big misconception out there that PCI DSS compliance does not apply to us, because we are relatively a small company The fact is PCI DSS must be met by all organizations that transmit, process or store payment card data. Also business owner want to know what is ROI on PCI compliance. It […]

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PCI DSS Law and State of Nevada

Image by purpleslog via Flickr 45 States followed California when they introduced “SB1386”, the Security Breach Information Act, which has specific and restrictive privacy breach reporting requirements. Similarly to the SB1386 Law, California, Massachusetts & Texas are already looking at making PCI DSS Law and history tells us that when California moves, everyone else follows! […]

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Security controls and ISO 27002

Usually security breach occurs due to lack of basic security controls or lack of effective control which is not relevant over the time. Security controls also disintegrate over the time due to lack of maintenance and monitoring. According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse survey, the top three breaches resulted from laptop theft, software or human error, […]

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PCI compliance is essential and why you have to

During this down turn economy organized cyber crime is a booming underground business these days. Most of the security expert and FBI agree that cybercrimes are on the rise and pose a biggest threat to US vital infrastructure. Cybercriminals are thieves in cyberspace who will swipe the sensitive data and sell to other criminals in […]

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PCI DSS Misconceptions and Facts

M1 – We are relatively small company so we don’t have to worry about PCI compliance F1 – The PCI DSS must be met by all organizations that transmit, process or store payment card data M2 – PCI DSS is either a regulation or a standard F2 – It‘s a neither a standard nor a […]

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PCI DSS significance and contractual agreement

The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry & Data Security Standard) was established by credit card companies to create a unified security standard for handling credit card information.  The retail service industry now understands the strategic significance of PCI DSS compliance, which was demonstrated when TJX announced that their system was compromised for more than 17 […]

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