Monthly Archives: November 2010

PCI for Corporate Franchise Servicer

Last week, Visa officially brought corporate franchisors into the world of Level 1 merchant service providers by requiring them to register as Third-Party Agents, with all that that implies. At one level, the increased visibility, attention to PCI compliance and stricter validation regime should reduce data breaches at unsecure franchise locations.

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How safe is your card over the internet this Xmas? | UK Telecoms News | Phone System News | 08 Number News

The most stressful season of the year is upon us. Yep, Christmas time, the season of joy, goodwill, and happiness. Ironically though, many people find the festive season a financially stressful time. More people these days are buying gifts online, to beat the high prices at the local stores wavering from the economic downturn.

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HHS: Laptop theft is No. 1 source of health data breaches – FierceHealthIT

HHS officials last week confirmed what many people have long suspected: Laptop theft is the most common source of health data breaches affecting at least 500 people. Of the 189 breaches reported to HHS since notification became mandatory last year, 52 percent were due to theft

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PCI DSS 2.0 addresses use of server virtualization | Virtualization – InfoWorld

Implement only one primary function per server to prevent functions that require different security levels from co-existing on the same server. (For example, web servers, database servers, and DNS should be implemented on separate servers.)

Note: Where virtualization technologies are in use, implement only one primary function per virtual system component.

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PCI 2.0 Or 1.2—The Choice Is Yours, For Now

Which version of PCI should you use to validate your compliance? Although Version 2.0 was recently released, it is not effective until Jan. 1, 2011, after which time it will exist in parallel with the current version—1.2. That means for all of 2011 retailers will have the option of using either version to validate their compliance.

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