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  • A new twist on PCI DSS: Visa's Payment Application Best Practices

    The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is poised to issue another mandate, this time adding Visa's Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) into the compliance mix. New contributor Stephen Cobb examines Visa's controls and how bu... 

  • Security management in 2008: What's in store

    Looking back on 2007, compliance and PCI DSS preoccupied the minds of most security management professionals. In this tip, security expert Mike Rothman outlines what information security managers can expect to be the hot management topics for the yea... 

  • Compliance year in review: PCI DSS progress, yet confusion abounds

    For compliance specialists, 2007 has brought massive data security breaches and PCI DSS headaches. What can corporations learn from the past 12 months? In this tip, security management expert Mike Rothman looks back at of the key compliance events of... 

  • PCI DSS Section 6: A plan for tackling application security

    Section 6 of the PCI DSS is currently a recommended "best practice," but in June 2008, corporations will be required to comply with the sections terms, which may leave some scrambling. In this tip, security expert Joel Dubin explains why its requirem... 

  • Applying PCI DSS to Web application security

    With millions of online credit card transactions taking place each day, Web application security is a critical issue for any enterprise. In this tip, contributor Diana Kelley reviews the key PCI DSS sub-requirements for Web applications, and explains... 

  • PCI DSS emergency: What to do if you're (very) late to the game

    The PCI DSS compliance deadline has already passed for top-tier merchants, and an even larger group of enterprises will face their deadline at the end of 2007. Still, there may be organizations that haven't put much effort into complying with PCI DSS... 

  • Guide to passing PCI's five toughest requirements

    As data security breach threats increase and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard's authority continues to expand, credit card-processing companies have little choice but to implement PCI's dozen requirements. Some best practices, h... 

  • PCI Pain: Is it time for an overhaul?

    Although the intent of the PCI Data Security Standard is to protect confidential payment information and reduce fraudulent activity, the standard's high expectations have inspired security professionals to ask "Is it worth it?" In this tip, security ... 

  • PCI Data Security Standard compliance: Setting the record straight

    Helping executives understand what PCI Data Security Standard compliance is all about can be a challenge, especially when it comes to debunking the many myths that have been perpetuated over the years. Read this tip by contributor John Kindervag as h... 

  • Compliance benefits of tokenization

    If your organization handles credit card data, then it's probably already heard about the benefits of tokenization. However, as Joel Dubin explains, tokenization not only keeps confidential data out of the hands of malicious hackers, but also offers ...