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Failing PCI Policy?
This is a good read if you missed it – the most recent report by the ever-interesting Verizon PCI and Risk Intelligence Teams on the state of PCI Compliance. It's the usual mix of "no surprise there" moments followed by a few "Huh, really?  REALLY?" sections. Ov ...
Posted 13 October 2011 by Geoff Webb
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Five Ways to Achieve Cloud Compliance
By Allen Allison With the rapid adoption of cloud computing technologies, IT organizations have found a way to deliver applications and services more quickly and efficiently to their customers, incorporating the nearly ubiquitous utility-like platforms of managed cloud services companies. The use ...
Posted 26 August 2011 by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
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PCI and Breach Data
Last week the Verizon Risk Team released an interesting report in which, among other things, they compared breach result information against norms for PCI DSS compliance. I can't imagine anyone is really all that surprised to see that organizations suffering a serious breach also tended to ...
Posted 11 October 2010 by Geoff Webb
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Practicing Continuous PCI DSS Compliance
  The importance of ongoing/continuous PCI DSS compliance processes as an effective means to curb security breaches at a merchant’s site is being touted by many experts in the PCI field lately. Verizon's recommendations also mention this importance in it’s recently released report ...
Posted 07 October 2010 by Ajay Gupta
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  The Deadline to comply with PCI DSS requirements, set for Level 1 Merchants by VISA, recently passed on Sept. 30, 2010. However, what we do not yet know is how many of these merchants have successfully met the compliance requirements.   Knowing the ‘path to c ...
Posted 04 October 2010 by Ajay Gupta
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PCI, AV and a life vest
A good friend of mine over at NetIQ, Todd Tucker, recently blogged about some of the frustrations he sees when looking at the failure of PCI as a security standard (or rather, the failure of those organizations who pay lip service to compliance) and especially the oddly heavy emphasis given to ...
Posted 25 August 2010 by Geoff Webb
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HITECH, breaches, and a little sunlight
A good article in InfoSecurity on May 5th on the HITECH act got me thinking (as good articles should) about health records, security, and well, all things HIPAA-ish. I certainly agree with much of what was said, and I think it’s clear that the pressure is ramping up rapidly to not only comply ...
Posted 13 May 2010 by Geoff Webb
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