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March 26, 2009  1:34 PM

Compliance with PCI DSS | Expert Advice from a PCI QSA



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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...

January 16, 2009  3:46 PM

SAS 70 Audits & Data Centers | Tips on Preparing for the Audit



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Today's data centers and managed services providers are complex businesses, providing customers with a wide array of services. As such, SAS 70 audits have become the standard compliance audit for assessing internal controls for data centers and managed...


December 31, 2008  11:19 PM

SAS 70 and Regulatory Audits | What is the Impact to our Economy?



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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The impacts, in my opinion, are the following. Interestingly, the last decade has seen somewhat of a shift in auditing. That's not to say there has been a decrease in this specialized service, quite to the contrary. The shift has occurred as financial statement auditing has begun to see somewhat...


December 30, 2008  3:21 PM

SAS 70 | PCI DSS | 2009 Regulatory Compliance Checklist



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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When ushering in the new year festivities, keep in mind that a number of regulatory compliance issues will be facing your organization also as 2009 looms just around the corner. No, they're not stocking stuffers, rather, they can be considered expensive, time-consuming, and arduous, to say the...


December 30, 2008  2:08 PM

PCI Payment Card Industry Compliance | PCI DSS | Important Tips



Posted by: Charles Denyer
payment card industry, payment card industry data security standards, PCI, pci assessment, pci compliance, PCI DSS, pci dss qsa, pci dss requirement 1.1.1, pci dss requirement 1.1.2

Is your organization seeking to become Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) compliant for 2009? Are you a merchant or service provider that is directly involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of transaction data or cardholder data? If you answered yes to these...


November 23, 2008  7:24 PM

Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) Compliance | Requirement 1.1.2



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) compliance for PCI DSS requirement 1.1.2 calls for "Current network diagram with all connections to cardholder data, including any wireless networks" Thus, testing for validating...


November 23, 2008  7:14 PM

Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) Compliance | Requirement 1.1.1



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS Requirement 1.1.1 calls for "A formal process for approving and testing all network connections and changes to the firewall and router configurations". Thus, the test to validate this, in accordance with PCI DSS 1.2 standards is to...


November 23, 2008  7:03 PM

Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) Compliance | Requirement 1.1



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) for Requirement 1.1 require organizations to "Establish firewall and router configuration standards". This requirement falls under the functional area of the overall Requirement...


November 13, 2008  3:28 AM

PCI DSS Readiness Assessment for Payment Card Industry Compliance



Posted by: Charles Denyer
merchants, payment card industry, payment card industry data security standards, PCI, pci assessment, pci compliance, PCI DSS, pci dss qsa, service providers

Are you a merchant or service provider that needs to be Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance? Are you an entity directly involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of transaction data or cardholder data? If so, then read on because one of the most important...


November 13, 2008  2:53 AM

Minnesota (MN) Plastic Card Security Act | Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) Compliance



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Minnesota (MN) Plastic Card Security Act, payment card industry, payment card industry data security standards, PCI, pci assessment, pci compliance, PCI DSS, pci dss qsa

The state of Minnesota recently codified part of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (PCI) framework into actual law. Thus, Minnesota has essentially become the first state...


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