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Nominations Open for PCI Board

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), which oversees the PCI (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standard that card-accepting retailers must follow, today announced that nominations for election to the 2011-2013 PCI SSC board of advisors are now being accepted

via Nominations Open for PCI Board.

Dell To Acquire Secureworks

Dell today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SecureWorks® Inc., a globally recognized provider of information-security services. SecureWorks’ industry leading Security-as-a-Service solutions include Managed-Security Services, Security and Risk Consulting Services and Threat Intelligence. The acquisition expands Dell’s global IT-as-a-Service offerings and information security expertise.

via Dell To Acquire Secureworks | Dell.

Amazon Web Services achieves Level 1 PCI compliance

Amazon Web Services LLC AWS, a subsidiary of Amazon.com recently announced it has achieved Level 1 compliance with the Payment Card Industry PCI Data Security Standard DSS. Merchants and other service providers can now run their applications on AWS PCI-compliant technology infrastructure to store, process and transmit credit card information in the cloud. Customers can use AWS cloud infrastructure

via InformationWeek – Cloud Computing – Amazon Web Services achieves Level 1 PCI compliance.

PCI Guidance and Emerging Tech

Bob Russo, GM of the PCI Security Standards Council, says simply that PCI security standards are maturing “gracefully.”

In fact, Russo says the global payments community is pleased with the standards, which is why the council decided to make no significant changes this time around. The PCI Data Security Standard and the PCI Payment Application Data Security Standard have not changed significantly this year. But what the industry can expect in 2011 are clarifications and some new guidance regarding emerging technologies.

via PCI Guidance and Emerging Tech.

GSA Chooses IaaS Vendors for US Government Cloud Computing Initiative “Apps.gov”

In an effort to make cloud solutions more easily available to government agencies, the US General Services Administration (www.gsa.gov) has awarded 11 companies a five-year, government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement to make Infrastructure as a Service solutions available to all levels of government through the gateway “Apps.gov”.

via GSA Chooses IaaS Vendors for US Government Cloud Computing Initiative “Apps.gov” | WHIR Web Hosting Industry News.

An SMB Guide to Credit Card Regulations #PCI

This article is the first in a short series designed to help small businesses understand the regulations around securing credit card transactions, specifically the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard) requirements.

via An SMB Guide to Credit Card Regulations: Part I- PCI DSS Q&A – Security Views – Dark Reading.

PCI Compliance Should Be a ‘LifeStyle’

Merchants are most likely to remain compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and avoid data breaches if they adopt security as a “lifestyle,” according to a study released earlier this week by Verizon Business. Verizon Business provides audits and other PCI-related services.

via News.

Will #PCI Outsourcing Kill Conversion Rates?

Small business ecommerce site owners cannot afford to slack off when it comes to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Its strict security requirements make being PCI compliant challenging for small retailers, but PCI DSS is a standard that all organizations must follow when storing, processing and transmitting its customer’s credit card data.

One of the easiest ways to be PCI-compliant is to outsource payment processing and work with a payment provider who has the experience, systems and security in place that meets the PCI DSS standard. By outsourcing PCI compliance you basically remove the PCI burden from your small business to a trusted provider.

via Will PCI Outsourcing Kill Conversion Rates? — eCommerce-Guide.com.