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payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS)


November 25, 2009  8:20 PM

SAS 70 Audits and PCI DSS Assessments | Expert Advice from an Auditor



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 audits and PCI DSS assessments are truly starting to dominate the regulatory compliance landscape. For a large number of our firm's clients, we actively assess them for yearly SAS 70 and PCI DSS compliance. The chatter of late is surrounding what efficiencies of scale, if any, can be had...

November 18, 2009  3:44 PM

PCI DSS and Service Providers | Common Examples of these Entities



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) provisions call for both merchants and service providers to become PCI DSS compliant. Though the term "merchant" is easily understood, the term "service provider" has created some...


November 9, 2009  12:58 PM

PCI DSS Roadmap to Compliance | Phase I



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Merchants and service providers seeking to become Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliant, will need to embark on a structured "PCI DSS Roadmap to Compliance" for ensuring a seamless and transparent process. So what does this really mean and entail? It essentially requires...


July 24, 2009  8:00 PM

PCI DSS Compliance | Why You Need a QSA for Level 1 Compliance



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS Compliance for Level 1 Merchants and Service Providers is mandatory. In short, if you are a Merchant or Service Provider and have been...


June 20, 2009  3:31 AM

PCI COMPLIANCE



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance means many different things to many people. And after all, it should, based on the complexities of truly understanding what the phrase "PCI Compliance" or being "PCI compliant" really means. For an ounce of clarity, remember...


June 16, 2009  11:40 AM

PCI DSS Requirements for Service Providers | Expert Advice from a QSA



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS compliance is becoming a requirement for many service providers involved in the processing, storage, transmission, and switching of transaction data and cardholder data. In short, a service provider, for purposes of Payment Card Industry Data...


May 17, 2009  9:36 PM

PCI DSS Compliance | Understanding Requirement 1



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS Compliance is growing at an astonishing rate for merchants and service providers throughout the country and the globe. Let's take some time to distill each of the twelve (12) core Payment Card Industry Data...

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March 27, 2009  10:15 PM

PCI DSS Transaction Levels | VISA Requirements for Merchants



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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  1:09 AM

Credit Card Security Compliance | Learn about PCI DSS



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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  11:39 PM

12 PCI DSS Requirements | Lessons Learned from a PCI QSA



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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...


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