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PCI: Getting older, wiser, and more effective

PCI: Getting older, wiser, and more effective

Over the past few years, adoption of and compliance with PCI standards has made it more challenging for criminals to steal large volumes of credit card data.

News briefs: The latest from the Google, Anonymous and others

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News briefs: The latest from the PCI Security Standards Council, Google, Anonymous, Facebook and others...

Standards body to certify PCI end-user experts

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The PCI Security Standards Council is planning to soon launch a program where one can certify their expertise in preparing their organizations for PCI assessments.

Visa advises on more secure credit card transactions

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Visa has issued best practices that detail how retailers, card issuers and processors can upgrade their credit card transaction technology to a chip-based model, so to avoid burdensome complexity, cost and time to market.

PCI Council beefs up wireless guidance

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The PCI Security Standards Council, charged with managing payment security guidelines, on Friday issued updated guidance around protecting wireless technology in cardholder environments. The update offers expanded advice on securing Bluetooth, and provides methods for testing and detecting rogue wireless access points, which are unauthorized Wi-Fi entryways typically set up by attackers to sniff network traffic. The council first released procedures to secure wireless in 2009.

PCI Council releases tokenization guidance

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Tokenization solutions can simplify the requirements of PCI DSS by taking systems that no longer contain sensitive credit card numbers out of scope, according to a new guidance document from the PCI Council.

PCI Council revokes company's QSA status

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The PCI Security Standards Council last week revoked CSO's Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA) status.

In search of a global network security standard

In search of a global network security standard

A government-adopted and enforced global benchmark for network security may lend value, and borrowing from the PCI DSS playbook could help in its creation.

Virtualization guidelines issued to supplement PCI DSS 2.0

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The PCI Security Standards Council on Tuesday released "PCI DSS Virtualization Guidelines" to update credit card payment security to the age of cloud computing.

No silver bullet for PCI compliance

No silver bullet for PCI compliance

All around the world, organizations are moving toward the adoption of updated PCI standards so that they can begin 2012 with assessments against the newest iterations.

Views regarding PCI compliance are mostly positive

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A new survey from Cisco reveals that organizations are getting better at handling their obligations to meet payment industry security guidelines.

Developments to the PCI standard: Interview with Jeremy King, European head of the PCI Security Standards Council

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SC Magazine's Angela Moscaritolo recently traveled to Orlando, Fla. to the PCI Security Standard Council's annual North American Community Meeting to learn about the latest changes to the payment security standard and what merchants can expect in the form of additional guidance to reduce their compliance scope. During her trip, she sat down with Jeremy King, who heads the PCI Council's European operations, to discuss the developments.

Is the United States the weakest link when it comes to credit card security?

Is the United States the weakest link when it comes to credit card security?

Nations abroad may be forging ahead of the United States in terms of offering consumers enhanced cardholder protection, but the decision to move toward technology such as chip-and-PIN is not always cut and dry.

PCI Council: P2PE simplifies PCI DSS compliance

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The group responsible for managing payment security rules plans to release two new guidance documents early next month assessing the impact of emerging data security technologies on payment card security.

Regulation renovation: Regulatory compliance mandates

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The effects of last year's regulatory changes have already begun to surface, reports Angela Moscaritolo.

How you are changing the PCI standards in 2010

How you are changing the PCI standards in 2010

Businesses that accept payment cards understand they need to make safeguarding customer data a top priority, says Bruce Rutherford, chairman, PCI Security Standards Council.

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