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This article is part of the May 2011 issue of Comprehensive information security programs vital for PCI compliance
Every day, compliance professionals make determined efforts to satisfy the litany of laws, regulations, and policy mandates that make up the information security world, all while fending off relentless attempts by faceless enemies with limited resources and varying degrees of institutional support. And yet, in this eternal pursuit of the two illusive (if not entirely theoretical) goals of data security and security compliance, there are common mistakes that tend to trip people up. For those that are subject to PCI compliance requirements, at least PCI DSS provides some specific, if not prescriptive, requirements for internal systems and structures. But, it doesn’t provide the framework for a security program. There are practical ways for organizations to build on those technical specifications and focus their efforts on satisfying their compliance mandate, as well as building a robust, comprehensive information security program. One of the most important points to realize is that “compliant” does not mean “secure.” This is often said, but it bears ... Access >>>
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