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December 9, 2009  7:29 PM

PCI Compliance Roadmap | Readiness Assessment | Where to Begin



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Looking for a PCI compliance Roadmap? As a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA), I'm often asked about the who, what, where, and why of PCI compliance. Most organizations (merchants and service providers) are...

November 24, 2009  6:51 PM

PCI Qualified Security Assessor | How to Choose a QSA



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Need a PCI Qualified Security Assessor? Curious as to how to choose a QSA? First and foremost, make sure the QSA has ample experience in performing on-site PCI DSS Level 1 assessments for merchants and service providers. Additionally, make...


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 17, 2009  7:42 PM

PCI DSS Readiness Assessments | Hire a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS compliance can be an arduous undertaking for many service providers and merchants in today's business arena. Add to the fact the many organizations are unsure of the roadmap for PCI DSS compliance, it makes sense to hire a Qualified Security...

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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...


September 28, 2009  10:09 PM

PCI DSS Compliance for Service Providers | A Growing Trend



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS compliance for service providers is growing at quite an astonishing rate, to say the least. One of the biggest contributors is that of data centers, co-location facilities, and other types of organizations providing managed services. In short, they...


August 29, 2009  1:31 PM

PCI DSS Compliance | Watch out for the “Road Blocks”



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS Compliance, especially on-site reviews conducted by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), can take an immense amount of time in completing and receiving one's Report on Compliance (ROC). What most merchants and service providers fail to recognize is that there are numerous issues that could...


August 23, 2009  5:01 PM

PCI DSS Compliance | Why it is Working and Will Continue to be Enforced



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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PCI DSS compliance has taken a lot of shots lately, much of it unfair. Sure, there have been a number of high profile data and security breaches, such as the recent compromise of 130 million payment (credit and debit) cards. These stories create...


August 3, 2009  7:25 PM

SAS 70 Audits and PCI DSS Assessments | What you NEED to Know



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 audits and PCI DSS Assessments are on everybody's radar screen today, or though it seems. Particularly, SAS 70 Type II Audits and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Level I assessments. And why? Because many service organizations, merchants, and service providers are...


July 17, 2009  12:45 PM

PCI DSS Compliance | MasterCard SDP Changes Rules for Merchants



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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MasterCard has recently announced changes to their Site Data Protection program, which now requires BOTH Level 1 and Level 2 Merchants to retain a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) to validate compliance in regards to PCI DSS. This is...


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