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April 30, 2009  1:46 PM

PCI DSS Compliance | Getting Started on PCI DSS Compliance for Merchants



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, merchants, pci assessment, pci dss compliance, pci qsa, service levels, transaction volume

PCI DSS compliance is having a profound impact on businesses today. In short, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is mandatory for any business involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of transaction...

April 27, 2009  11:18 AM

Virtualization and Cloud Computing | How and Why Auditing WILL change



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, cloud, cloud computing, pci audits, SAS 70, Virtualization

The whole new wave of I.T. spreading through businesses today is that of virtualization, cloud computing, the "cloud", or any other similar and broad based terms or themes. Many people have hailed this new concept for obvious reasons, such as the reduction of overall hardware gear and space taken...


April 27, 2009  2:06 AM

Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and SAS 70 | What Does the Future Hold?



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, Compliance, corporate governance, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, SOX

Sarbanes Oxley and SAS 70 audits have had a monumental impact on corporate governance and compliance. So much so, they almost invented a huge part of the pie. As a SAS 70 auditor, i'm often asked what does the...


April 20, 2009  1:03 PM

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard | Learn about PCI DSS



Posted by: Charles Denyer
american express, amex, charles denyer, discover, jcb, mastercard, merchants, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, PCI DSS, pci dss self assessment, pci ssc, service providers, visa

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, commonly known as PCI DSS, is a far reaching compliance initiative put forth in a collaborative fashion by the major payment brands (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB). These compliance initiatives are overseen and guided by the...


April 19, 2009  10:29 PM

PCI DSS Self Assessment | Expert Advice for PCI Compliance



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, payment card industry qualified security assessor, pci dss self assessment, pci policies and procedures, pci qsa

A PCI DSS Self Assessment is "technically" just that, a self-assessment you or your organization can undertake on your own. Great, you may be thinking, it's just a few check the boxes and I'm done, right? Not so fast. Many organizations that have to become PCI DSS compliant quickly run into a...


April 12, 2009  12:36 PM

PCI Merchant Levels for American Express | PCI DSS



Posted by: Charles Denyer
american express, charles denyer, Discover Card, jcb, level 1, mastercard, PCI DSS assessment, pci merchant levels, qsa, quarterly network scan, visa

PCI merchant levels have been clearly defined by all the major payment brands (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and JCB). What's important to note is that you should also look at each of the...


March 27, 2009  10:15 PM

PCI DSS Transaction Levels | VISA Requirements for Merchants



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS), PCI DSS, pci dss transaction levels, pci qsa, qualified security assessor (QSA), visa, visa level 1

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



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, compliance with pci dss, merchants, payment card industry, PCI DSS, pci dss self assessment, qsa, qualified security assessor, service providers

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



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, firewalls, merchant, PCI DSS, pci policies and procedures, pci qsa, routers, service provider, switches

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



Posted by: Charles Denyer
american express, charles denyer, credit card security compliance, Discover Card, jcb, mastercard, payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS), pci dss self assessment, qualified security assessor (QSA), visa

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,...


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