Category: PCI Compliance

Federal court upholds FTC’s authority to penalize lax cyber security measures protecting personal information and credit card numbers

The Federal Trade Commission has taken new assertive action to protect consumer data privacy interests, this time relating to breaches of payment card information, and other consumer personal information by Wyndham Worldwide, a company which owns and manages hotels. Just … Continue reading

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Online Tech one of CIOReview magazine’s 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies

Online Tech was named to CIOReview magazine’s list of the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies released in its April issue. The magazine reports the purpose of compiling the list is “to help CIOs navigate and find the right enterprise … Continue reading

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After Target breach: CIOs under more scrutiny, getting more support

When Target’s Beth Jacob resigned in the aftermath of the company’s holiday season data breach that affected up to 110 million customers, it put the role of CIOs in a spotlight of scrutiny. But the ramifications of Target’s problems – … Continue reading

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Encryption is hard … and not negotiable. We’re compliant to help you be compliant.

“I’ll take a large deep dish with pepperoni, banana peppers and … encryption.” Yep, encryption is everywhere. Even at your local pizza shop, hopefully, if its owners heeded the advice offered in a recent PizzaMarketplace.com article titled ‘Why now is … Continue reading

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Target Data Breach: Roughly 40 Million Credit and Debit Card Accounts May Have Been Impacted

Retail giant Target became the target of a data breach that potentially involved 40 million customer credit and debit card records. The retailer isn’t saying how the breach happened, but Avivah Litan, a security analyst with Gartner Research, has a … Continue reading

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HIPAA-Knowledgeable Groups Get Unfortunate Lesson in PCI Compliance in Boston Data Breach

Dealing with strict personal health information protocol on a daily basis, many members of the healthcare industry are well aware of the importance of data protection. According to a story in today’s Boston Globe, two healthcare-related groups who may be … Continue reading

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Recording: Navigating PCI Security Mountains in the Cloud

If you missed the webinar panel discussion on managing emerging PCI security risks in the cloud with Brightfly, PCI Security Standards Council, Online Tech, and Catbird , you can now view the recording online. The panel discussed the role cloud service … Continue reading

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More New PCI DSS 3.0 Requirements: Control Access, Two-Factor Authentication & POS Security

Yesterday, I blogged about the new PCI DSS 3.0 document that contains a number of clarifications, additional guidance and evolving (new) requirements. The part I’m going to focus on is the evolving requirements, as they represent the changes that ensure … Continue reading

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PCI DSS 3.0: New Requirements Released for Merchants & Service Providers

The new PCI DSS 3.0 document contains a number of clarifications, additional guidance and evolving requirements, according to how the PCI SSC refers to the changes. The part I’m going to focus on is the evolving requirements, as they represent … Continue reading

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Webinar with PCI SSC Discusses Emerging PCI Security Risks in the Cloud

Next Wednesday, Online Tech’s Director of Operations Jason Yaeger will be participating on a panel discussion with technical and administrative PCI DSS experts, including Bob Russo from the PCI Security Standards Council, to discuss the role that cloud service providers … Continue reading

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