Category Archives: PCI

Payment Card Industry Standard

Second Thoughts about Visa’s EMV program

Despite the strong security benefits, Visa and the card issuers come out much farther ahead in this program when compared to the merchants, as generally seems to be the case when it comes to card industry events

via Second Thoughts about Visa’s EMV program.

Free tool to find Credit Card numbers for #PCI Comlpliance

 

ControlCase Data Discovery enables large and small businesses and organizations to find credit and debit card information that could be stored in their systems in violation of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) Finding credit card data is one of the key and initial steps needed for compliance

 

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PCI SSC Nixes PA-DSS Certification For Mobile Payments Applications – For A While

Until such time that it has completed a comprehensive examination of the mobile communications device and mobile payment application landscape, the Council will not approve or list mobile payment applications used by merchants to accept and process payment for goods and services as validated PA-DSS applications unless all requirements can be satisfied as stated

via PCI SSC Nixes PA-DSS Certification For Mobile Payments Applications – For A While « PCI Guru.

Small merchants make up lion’s share of credit card breaches

Smaller merchants tend to rely on their acquirer or independent sales organization (ISO) to initiate PCI DSS compliance validation. Without directive or enforcement of such initiatives, many will forgo basic steps to protect their networks and their customers’ cardholder data because they feel they do not have the time or the proper resources, or they’re just not aware of the requirement, the survey found.

via Infosecurity (USA) – Small merchants make up lion’s share of credit card breaches.

#PCI Compliance Concerns Driving Adoption of Encryption

According to a survey recently unveiled by the Ponemon Institute, a new factor is driving adoption of encryption technologies by merchants. For the first time in the six years of the U.S. Enterprise Encryption Trends survey, more businesses emphasized the meeting of PCI DSS requirements as a factor for adopting encryption technology. Previously the primary motivation to adopt data security technologies was to protect against security breaches.

via PCI Compliance Concerns Driving Adoption of Encryption.