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March 16, 2010  10:06 PM

PCI DSS Compliance | What’s New for 2010? | An Auditor’s Viewpoint



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS Compliance will continue to be one of the most talked about regulatory compliance initiatives for 2010, without question. First and foremost, data breaches are still occurring, companies are still losing sensitive cardholder data, and lastly, PCI compliance is finally (yes finally) being...

December 10, 2009  4:56 PM

PCI DSS Auditors | You Need to hire a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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The term PCI DSS auditors is technically incorrect, as one really should be looking for a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). So what really is a QSA? A QSA is an individual who has...


June 19, 2009  10:00 PM

PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance for Merchants and Service Providers | Helpful Tips



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance for Merchants and Service Providers can be a daunting task, but there are a number of proactive steps to take to help mitigate and hopefully eliminate cost and time overruns. There's quite a bit you can do to help prepare your organization for PCI DSS Level 1...


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 26, 2009  6:22 PM

PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance | Helpful Tips from a PCI QSA



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Level 1 compliance can be a very arduous, time-consuming and costly undertaking for any organization. However, there are a number of proactive steps that should be put in place for helping ensure an...


April 30, 2009  2:51 PM

PCI DSS Requirements | VISA Merchant Levels and Requirements for Compliance



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS VISA Requirements for Merchants as stated by VISA require merchants to first and foremost identify what “Level” of compliance is required. This simply requires your organization to identify the number of transactions per year that...


April 30, 2009  1:46 PM

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



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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 19, 2009  10:29 PM

PCI DSS Self Assessment | Expert Advice for PCI Compliance



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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...


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  1:11 AM

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



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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...


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