Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.
Whether your company has been selling online for 20 minutes or 20 years, you are
undoubtedly familiar with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). It
requires merchants to create security management policies and procedures for safeguarding
customers’ payment data.
Originally created by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express in 2004, the PCI DSS
has evolved over the years to ensure online sellers have the systems and processes in place
to prevent a data breach.
Organizations handling transactions involving credit or debit cards are facing increasing pressure to meet regulatory compliance mandates. In particular, they must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3, which went into effect in January of 2015.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was first introduced in 2004 to increase controls over credit card holder data and to reduce the chances of credit card fraud. Validation is required annually and over the years, it has evolved with new revisions periodically. The latest one, version 3.2 came into force in April 2016. Until the end of January 2018, PCI DSS and Payment Application Data Security Standards (PA-DSS) are considered best practice to implement, and starting February 1, 2018, are considered a requirement.
Updated for PCI DSS Version 2.0 where internal scanning is now required!
With the recent updates to PCI DSS, get all the facts and learn how to comply with our updated version of the book.
The book is a guide to understanding how to protect cardholder data and comply with the requirements of PCI DSS. It arms you with the facts, in plain English, and shows you how to achieve PCI Compliance. Discover:
. What the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is all about
. The 12 Requirements of the PCI Standard
. How to comply with PCI
. 10 Best-Practices for PCI Compliance
. How QualysGuard PCI simplifies PCI compliance
Published By: Brother
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
The last decade has seen many exciting advances
in connectivity accelerated by the near universal
availability of smartphones and tablets – leading to a
highly interconnected world.
The security of networks - and the businesses and
individuals that rely on them - has become top of mind
for the IT Security professionals who are responsible for
ensuring the safety of the data and the networks where
this information is utilized.
As high-visibility security breaches occur - affecting
ecommerce, banking, retail and other industries - the
critical importance of the security of the infrastructure
these businesses rely on continues to grow.
Security in the workplace is a daily fact of life. From
using ID cards to control physical access, to entering
passwords to join the network, to using software to
monitor and prevent unauthorized access, all are
routinely used to protect critical assets and information.
However, there is one key area where many
organizations still have potential vulnerabili
Published By: Brocade
Published Date: Jun 07, 2016
Gilt Groupe needed to move to a cloud environment to boost scalability and cope with peaks in demand.
This case study explores how Brocade technology simplified this process, enabling a multitiered, service-oriented architecture that would satisfy PCI DSS compliance.
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored on premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where you may have less immediate control, you must still control your sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
A Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) audit can be passed by complying with the bare minimum requirements, but that falls short of the purpose of it: to secure and protect cardholder data.
Meeting compliance is about passing an audit at a specific point in time and also maintaining it after the audit. The real challenge is sustaining continuous compliance to avoid costly breaches at the hands of motivated and skilled adversaries.
Indeed, as detailed in Verizon's "2017 Payment Security Report," nearly half (45%) of the companies examined between 2015 and 2016 were not fully PCI DSS compliant.
An organization that excels at automating, standardizing and monitoring its systems and access controls can comply not only with PCI DSS, but with many other state and federal regulations that have similar mandates. Download this paper to learn more.
In this paper, we will analyze the relationship between SIEM and log management, focusing not only on the technical differences and different uses for these technologies, but also on architecting their joint deployments.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 05, 2016
Common PCI DSS compliance challenges
Questions to ask as you plan and prepare
Core capabilities needed to demonstrate compliance
How AlienVault Unified Security Management simplifies compliance and threat detection
Published By: Solidcore
Published Date: Aug 21, 2007
Learn how change control technology helps organizations comply with PCI DSS by tracking changes to critical files, determining if changes are authorized, and selectively preventing unauthorized change. Read this white paper on how you can relieve the burden of out-of-process and other unauthorized changes by using real-time monitoring and selective enforcement software.
Published By: Solidcore
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
New report issued by Fortrex, Emagined Security and Solidcore reveals the cost of PCI compliance is justified. Fortrex, in conjunction with Solidcore and Emagined Security have compiled a PCI compliance report that reveals the cost of a breach can easily be 20 times the cost of PCI compliance, more than justifying the up-front investment.
If your company stores or processes credit card information, you must be able to demonstrate compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). These standards include requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, design, and other critical protective measures. They also include one very prescriptive requirement: Section 6.6 mandates that organizations secure all Web applications by conducting a code review or installing an application layer firewall. Companies have had a very difficult time passing the other parts of Section 6 and they have experienced a rising number of data breaches. Unless companies take 6.6 seriously, PCI compliance failure rates, and data breaches, will continue to grow. Read this whitepaper to gain an overview of best practices to pass Section 6.6 and an understanding of the technology available to you.
This white paper examines the compelling business and technical case for centralizing administration in Microsoft's Active Directory, using Centrify's DirectControl to extend Active Directory authentication and access control to your UNIX, Linux and Mac OS systems and applications, and using Centrify's DirectAudit to log user activity to provide you a clear picture of end user actions on all UNIX and Linux systems.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Today’s employees demand greater flexibility, productivity, and mobility. And while cloud and BYOD policies have answered that call, they’ve also added unforeseen complexities the way IT manages data security and compliance.
How can you balance productivity and risk in SaaS environments? “A Guide to Achieving SaaS Security and Compliance” deconstructs the idea that cloud security and user productivity are mutually exclusive.
This whitepaper includes guidance on how to:
Select SaaS providers that follow the very same external standards (e.g., PCI DSS) as your organization.
Apply the same in-house security, governance, and compliance principles to cloud services.
Leverage tools and processes to gain visibility, control access, and protect data in your SaaS environment.
Published By: Worldpay
Published Date: Apr 29, 2015
In 2014, the UK saw online sales exceed £10bn per month. For small businesses, getting online is a great way to increase revenue.
However, there’s no escaping the fact that small e-retailers are most at risk of suffering a data breach and that breaches are increasing. It is your responsibility to keep the card payment data of your customers safe and a failure to secure your systems could be a costly mistake which leads to penalty fines, lost custom and bad publicity.
Worldpay is the leading payments provider in the UK and Europe. Whilst Worldpay has fewer businesses suffering data breaches, compared to our market size, we have a unique oversight on most UK card data breaches. We have compiled our insight and advice into this guide so all businesses, new or old, can ensure they are prepared.
Simply deploying a security solution cannot guarantee meeting every Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirement in full. This whitepaper discusses the challenges of PCI compliance and how security information and event management (SIEM) provides the data visibility, log management, end-point security and active response needed to demonstrate and meet each of the 12 PCI compliance requirements.