Regulatory Compliance, Governance and Security:

March, 2009


March 27, 2009  10:15 PM

PCI DSS Transaction Levels | VISA Requirements for Merchants

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

PCI DSS transaction levels for merchants are used to identify what "Level" an organization would fall into for PCI DSS compliance. Level 1: Any merchant-regardless of acceptance...

March 26, 2009  1:34 PM

Compliance with PCI DSS | Expert Advice from a PCI QSA

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

Compliance with PCI DSS can be daunting and a challenge indeed. However, simply breaking down the PCI DSS requirements and looking at it in a thought manner will help alleviate your concerns. As a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI...


March 26, 2009  1:11 AM

PCI DSS | Payment Card Industry Compliance | Tips on Preparing for a PCI DSS Assessment

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

Are you a merchant or service provider having to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards v1.2, commonly known as PCI DSS? If so, take a page out of a QSA's play book for helping you prepare for a PCI DSS assessment. While we as QSA's...


March 26, 2009  1:09 AM

Credit Card Security Compliance | Learn about PCI DSS

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

Credit card security compliance is more technically known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, simply known as PCI DSS. PCI DSS is a framework established and agreed upon by the major payment brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and JCB). The oversight,...


March 24, 2009  11:49 PM

What is Required for PCI Assessment? | PCI DSS Q and A

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

What is required for PCI assessment compliance? This is a question i'm often asked, especially by organizations that need to comply with Level 1 of the PCI DSS standards, which is an on-site assessment conducted by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), such as myself. Well,

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March 24, 2009  11:39 PM

12 PCI DSS Requirements | Lessons Learned from a PCI QSA

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

The 12 PCI DSS Requirements are lengthy and technical indeed. However, organizations need to truly understand the scope of the PCI assessment for gaining greater insight into the efficiencies that can be had for undertaking a...


March 23, 2009  12:07 PM

PCI DSS Merchants Levels | Learn Your Requirements for PCI DSS Compliance

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

Regarding PCI DSS merchant levels, it is paramount that these very merchants properly identify the level they fall under for compliance with PCI DSS. Most merchants will be able to undergo their own payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS) self assessment questionnaire (SAQ)....


March 23, 2009  11:53 AM

Payment Card Industry Compliance | Its much more than just PCI DSS

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

When people think of payment card industry compliance, they naturally think of PCI DSS compliance. And to be fair, the vast majority of organizations undergoing PCI DSS compliance are merchants and service providers who have to either conduct their own...


March 20, 2009  6:34 PM

SAS 70 Compliant | Discussion on SAS 70 Auditing Methodologies

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

Being SAS 70 compliant is quickly becoming a requirement for many service organizations (i.e., companies that provide outsourcing to another entity) in today's business arena. Many companies, however, voice frustration in not really understanding the audit...


March 20, 2009  6:20 PM

SAS 70 Compliance | Tips on Scoping a SAS 70 Audit

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

SAS 70 compliance is commonplace for many of today's businesses. Unfortunately, one of the missing ingredients in understanding SAS 70 compliance is the scope of the audit. That's right. The who, what, when, where, and why of the actual SAS 70 audit process....


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