Tag: PCI hosting

As another large U.S. retailer – this time restaurant chain P.F. Changs – suffers the impact of a data breach, results of a survey released Thursday show that consumers are firmly holding retailers responsible at a rate nearly that of the cyber criminals themselves. According to reports, thousands of credit and debit cards used at P.F. Chang’s between March and May are now for sale on an underground store. The chain told KrebsOnSecurity.com that it has not confirmed a card …

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 that the standards are up to date with emerging threats and changes in the market. They also represent the greatest changes between the old and new documents, and are relevant to merchants and service providers that are already PCI DSS …

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 the changes that ensure that the standards are up to date with emerging threats and changes in the market. They also represent the greatest changes between the old and new documents, and are relevant to merchants and service providers that …

Our online guides to information security (infosec) and compliance are scattered across our website and blog, but here’s a roundup of our best and most relevant resources that relate to this year’s Detroit SecureWorld security and compliance sessions, tomorrow and Thursday. Online Tech’s Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello will be speaking on a panel discussion tomorrow, October 16, about network security: Industry Expert Panel: Network Security Room: Suite 3 Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm Description: Network Security is defined as, “the …

Adobe was hit with a data breach last week that compromised their source code of several products, including Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion Builder and other Adobe products. Hackers also accessed and removed 2.9 million customers’ data, including names, encrypted credit/debit card numbers, login data and other information related to customer orders/accounts, making it a significant PCI DSS data breach. While the information reported by Adobe is limited as investigation is ongoing, KrebsOnSecurity.com, a security blog written by a former Washington Post …

SearchSecurity.TechTarget.com recently reported on the PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) and their first annual PCI Community Meeting to discuss the changes made in PCI DSS 3.0 that affects merchants, ecommerce and retailers that deal with credit cardholder data. In an interview with PCI SSC Gen. Manager Bob Russo and their CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Troy Leach, they highlight the most-discussed proposed changes at the meeting, including the pain points of PCI compliant hosting outsourcing and integrating with …

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 information) and email addresses) were targeted, while the rest included confidential information, intellectual property, electronic protected health information (ePHI) and business financial account numbers. In 2012, the retail industry saw a 15 percent increase compared to 2011 in data breaches. …

InternetRetailer.com recently reported that ecommerce sales have increased to 18.4 percent, as estimated by the U.S. Commerce Department in Q2, bringing online sales back to their pre-recession growth rates. Comparing Q2 2013 to Q2 2012, ecommerce sales rose to $65 billion compared to $54.7 billion, the largest year-over-year increase since before 2008. Much of the growth in online retail sales are attributed to the largest retailers, including Wal-Mart and Amazon, rising 30 and 29.6 percent in online retail sales, respectively. …

Last month Jeremy King, the European Director for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) had an interview with BankInfoSecurity.com, in order to address pain points they encounter as they continue to shape the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). The issues of new technology and the propensity for more organized criminal activities creates unique problems for the council. Any company that stores, transmits, or processes credit cardholder data must be PCI compliant, and as a …

Recently, Nasdaq.com reported on hackers that gained access to more than a dozen major global payment processor, retailer and financial institutions’ systems, including NASDAQ (trading platform unaffected), 7-Eleven, JC Penney, Heartland Payment Systems, Visa Jordan, Global Payment, JetBlue, Dow Jones and others. In a press release from last week, a federal indictment announced that five men in Russia were charged with conspiring in the international hacking scheme which resulted in 160 million credit card numbers stolen. Issued by the U.S. …

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