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Non-Compliance Lesson No. 4: Keep your head in the cloud when adopting new technologies

PCI DSS can be hard and not preparing for it just makes things harder. Following this advice is guaranteed to make it both more exciting and painful.

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PCI Compliance & Why You Need to be Compliant

Getting paid is just as important as PCI compliance. Businesses of all sizes rely on cash flow to effectively manage business operations. To ensure you are paid by clients in a timely manner, it’s important to provide them with payment options – with...

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Why POI Tamper Inspections are so Important

It is amazing to see how many organizations take things for granted in their environment. In the video below, you can see a skimmer device installed in a retail location. The attendant was distracted for less than 20 seconds and the card skimming device...

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12 Tips To Avoid Credit Card Data Breaches

PCI DSS: 12 Requirements to Protect Your Customer’s Credit Card Data

Traditionally, ill-intentioned criminals have targeted banking institutions to reap financial gain. In today’s digital age, the focus has shifted to merchants as the target for...

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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 260

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PCI DSS v4 is Coming – What Can You Rely On

PCI DSS v4.0 is coming and will bring big changes. The exact nature of the changes aren’t yet available as the standard is still evolving under the PCI Councils Request For Comment (RFC) process. In the next few months, many articles will get published...

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8-Digit BINs and the Great PCI Truncation Reset

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Non-Compliance Lesson No. 3: Don't upgrade or patch your old stuff

PCI DSS can be hard and not preparing for it just makes things harder. Following this advice is guaranteed to make it both more exciting and painful.

  • Don’t upgrade your end-of-life software, it’s fine. After all it’s not like you won’t be able to...
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Non-Compliance Lesson No. 2: Outsource your payments/security and don't read the fine print

PCI DSS can be hard and not preparing for it just makes things harder. Following this advice is guaranteed to make it both more exciting and painful.

  • Assume you can outsource your accountability for security and compliance.
  • Assume your service provider...
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