Tag: 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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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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Top 5 Vendor Questions When Outsourcing your IT Infrastructure in 2014

With 2013 wrapping up and 2014 close on the horizon, many organizations are reviewing their IT infrastructure needs. For some, it’s an active, ongoing conversation; others wish they could sweep that discussion under the desk for another year. Regardless of … 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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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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Online Tech Participates in Upcoming Webinar about PCI Compliance Challenges in the Cloud

Have you signed up yet for the BrightTalk webinar Navigating PCI Security Mountains In The Cloud? If not, you only have a few days left to register for this informational session that will help parse through the role cloud service … Continue reading

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PCI Cloud Security Webinar with PCI SSC & PCI Compliant Hosting Experts

Join a PCI DSS panel discussion with technical and administrative experts in the field as they discuss the role that cloud service providers play in protecting cardholder data and the security issues involved. With Bob Russo from the PCI SSC … Continue reading

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PCI DSS Data Breaches Increase 15 Percent; Remote Access & SQL Injections to Blame

A few major takeaways from Trustwave’s 2013 Global Security Report reveal that the retail industry was at the top of data breach investigations at 45 percent. A total of 96 percent of customer records (payment card data, PII (personally identifiable … Continue reading

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