PCI Data Security Standard News
August 04, 2016
Researchers at Black Hat 2016 poked holes in chip and PIN security by demonstrating simple attacks that can intercept EMV card transaction data, including CVV codes and PINs.
April 28, 2016
PCI DSS 3.2 marks the start of refining the payment data regulations, rather than minor changes, and includes requirements to strengthen encryption and multifactor authentication.
February 19, 2016
The PCI council has determined its data security standard is finally mature enough to forego significant updates, so PCI DSS 3.2 will be more of an incremental modification.
December 22, 2015
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council unexpectedly pushed back the deadline for enterprises to migrate off of early versions of TLS.
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Does PCI DSS 3.2 mark the end of major updates to payment security compliance standards? Expert Mike Chapple discusses the update and what it means for organizations. Continue Reading
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Enterprise compliance can be a burden to manage, which is where a PCI ISA can be helpful. Expert Mike Chapple explains how a PCI Internal Security Assessor helps with security. Continue Reading
Merchants that sell at off-site venues need to take extra care to follow PCI compliance standards. Expert Mike Chapple discusses how organizations can do this. Continue Reading
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PCI DSS is pretty specific about security, but does it do enough for mobile payment security? Expert Mike Chapple explains why he says yes. Continue Reading
New guidance from the PCI SSC includes some essential aspects of tokenization security and what merchants need to know about tokenization products. Continue Reading
PCI DSS 3.1 requires enterprises to deplete SSL and early TLS use by June 30, 2016. Expert Michael Cobb offers advice for putting a migration plan to TLS 1.2 in place. Continue Reading
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Point-of-sale malware, such as the recent PoSeidon malware, continues to evolve to avoid detection. So what's an enterprise to do? Expert Nick Lewis explains how the malware functions and what organizations can do about it. Continue Reading
PCI DSS requirement 2 specifies companies must change vendor-supplied default passwords, but only 50% were in compliance. Expert Mike Chapple explains why. Continue Reading
Securing credit card data -- both online and at brick-and-mortar stores -- requires security measures beyond those mandated by PCI DSS. Expert Philip Alexander outlines six out-of-band security controls to consider. Continue Reading