Monthly Archives: January 2011

New #PCI Compliance Stats Show Little Change

The latest PCI compliance reports (data current as of Dec. 31, 2010) show little change for Level 1 and Level 2 merchants, with each group holding at 96 percent. Level 1 had been at 96 percent for months, but the number of retailers in that group jumped from 358 to 377 (since the prior report in June 30, 2010). Level 2 had been at 95 percent, so the 96 percent figure reflects a slight increase. The number of merchants in Level 2, however, dropped from 894 to 881. So if even a few of those 13 retailers had been non-compliant, that could explain the bump up to 96 percent.

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Cost of regulatory security compliance? On average, $3.5M – CSO Online – Security and Risk

The cost of achieving regulatory security compliance is on average $3.5 million each year, according to a survey of 160 individuals leading the IT, privacy and audit efforts at 46 multinational organizations

via Cost of regulatory security compliance? On average, $3.5M – CSO Online – Security and Risk.

Cyber bill would reform FISMA, instate new DHS agency and appoint White House-level authority

A controversial Internet security bill proposed in 2010 by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) could yet become law in the current session of Congress, said Jeff Greene, counsel on the majority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

via Cyber bill would reform FISMA, instate new DHS agency and appoint White House-level authority – FierceGovernmentIT.