Banks can install only those swipe machines including the double swipe registers at supermarkets which are certified for PCI-DSS Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standards and PA-DSS Payment Applications -Data Security Standards. Merchants and aggregators, whose card acceptance machines are currently operational on Internet Protocol-based solutions, have to mandatorily go through PCI-DSS and PA-DSS certification.
Google has announced that its Google Apps for Business has earned the international security standard ISO 27001 certification following a nine-month auditing process.
Channel partners honing their compliance skills will soon be able to add one more to their portfolio with the launch of a new Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council certification program specifically targeting integrators and resellers.
The new AWS GovCloud Region offers the same high level of security as other AWS Regions and supports existing AWS security controls and certifications such as FISMA, SAS-70 Type II, ISO 27001, FIPS 140-2 compliant end points, and PCI DSS Level 1
One of the ways our customers can be are assured their data is protected is through third-party audits and certifications. Since 2008, Google Apps has successfully undergone annual SAS 70 Type II audits. This year the SAS70 Type II audit has evolved into the SSAE 16 Type II attestation and its international counterpart, ISAE 3402 Type II. We’re happy to announce that Google is one of the first major cloud providers to be certified for compliance to these new audit standards.
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
Microsoft also said it was close to getting FISMA certification for its BPOS services. It has already achieved the certification for its data centers and expects to complete the process for the applications within a month or so
Over the summer, the company launched Google Apps for Government and announced that it had received FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) certification, which allowed it to store sensitive, yet unclassified, information, which makes up about 80 percent of all government data.
Google has landed an important federal certification for encryption and security. An official Google blog post said that the company has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the U.S. government for its Google Apps office productivity suite, including Gmail.
The organization responsible for administering the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has launched a new program to help enterprises conduct self-assessments of their compliance with the standard.
The security council will train and certify IT security staff to conduct PCI compliance assessments on behalf of their companies.