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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...

January 17, 2009  8:00 PM

Payment Card Compliance | PCI DSS | Tips on Passing your PCI DSS Assessment



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Regarding PCI DSS, as a PCI QSA i'm often asked what's the most difficult hurdle that organizations need to overcome for ensuring PCI DSS compliance. Well, we could talk at length about some of the technical, I.T. challenges, such as two-factor authentication, encryption (though not...


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
payment card industry, payment card industry data security standards, PCI, pci assessment, pci compliance, PCI DSS, pci dss qsa, pci dss requirement 1.1.2, policies and procedures, qsa, regulatory compliance, SAS 70, sas 70 audit report

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
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, policies and procedures, qsa

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...


November 12, 2008  3:55 PM

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) | Tips and Strategies



Posted by: Charles Denyer
merchants, MN plastic card security act, payment card industry, payment card industry data security standards, PCI, pci assessment, pci compliance, PCI DSS, policies and procedures, service providers

If you are a merchant or service organization and need to be payment card industry (PCI) compliant with the PCI DSS provisions, then there are a number of important points you need to know. First and foremost, you need to identify what level you are in accordance with PCI DSS requirements. You can...


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