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Defense and Development: Key points from The Complete Guide to Application Security for PCI-DSS

The increasing popularity of online payment systems results from the world’s gradual transition to a cashless and contactless digital economy — an economy, projected in a recent Huawei white paper, to be worth $23 trillion by 2025.


Key Metrics for Tracking PCI DSS Compliance in 2022

PCI DSS compliance ensures your customer’s credit card data is protected from hackers and compromise attempts. Though complying with this regulation isn’t easy, it is possible. To simplify this essential effort, we’ve compiled a checklist of the key security metrics that should be addressed to meet the compliance requirements of this critical information security standard.


How to Reduce Your Attack Surface With PCI DSS Compliance

While PCI compliance sets an industry benchmark surrounding cybersecurity for the financial sector, organizations shouldn’t rely on it to protect themselves against data breaches. The harsh truth is that cybercriminals will exploit any weakness in an organization’s IT infrastructure to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data, not just those covered by PCI DSS compliance requirements.


A 5 Step Checklist for Complying with PCI DSS 4.0

In March 2022, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was updated with a number of new and modified requirements. Since their last update in 2018, there has been a rapid increase in the use of cloud technologies, contactless payments have become the norm, and the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a massive growth in e-commerce and online payments.


How to Prepare for a PCI DSS Audit in 7 Steps

Organizations of all sizes that store, process, or transmit credit card data must comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). The PCI standard’s 12 principal requirements can prove challenging for organizations to achieve and maintain, especially those in the highly-regulated financial industry. An upcoming PCI compliance audit may be cause for concern for many organizations, who are left scrambling to ensure their cybersecurity practices are up to scratch.

PCI DSS Requirement 1: Summary of Changes from Version 3.2.1 to 4.0 Explained

With the launch of the new PCI DSS 4.0 version, people are still trying to get a grip on the changes introduced and the requirements improvised in the latest version. So, explaining the changes in detail VISTA InfoSec is publishing a series of expert videos explaining each of the requirements of PCI DSS in detail. So, check out the first video that talks about Requirement 1 of the PCI DSS 4.0 version, explaining the updates in detail.#pcidss #pcidss4.0
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PCI Sensitive Authentication Data Requirements - What you should know?

The PCI Council aims at minimizing the risk of cardholder data by securing sensitive cardholder data including Sensitive Authentication Data (SAD). For these reasons, PCI DSS Standards are strictly enforced in the payment card industry. According to the PCI DSS Security Standard Requirement, organizations dealing with sensitive card data are required to maintain maximum security and implement measures that ensure the confidentiality, privacy, and security of the cardholder data.

PCI DSS & Virtualization

Virtualization is a technology that has greatly benefited businesses around the globe. The technology has a significant impact on the modern IT landscape and today plays a key role in the development and delivery of cloud computing solutions. However, the adoption of this advanced technology has major security implications on businesses today. The adoption of Virtualization has opened doors to a broad range of challenges for businesses in the industry. Especially, for organizations that are PCI regulated and required to comply with PCI DSS Standards, the challenges in this area only seem to grow.

What you need to know about PCI 4.0: Requirements 10, 11 and 12

As we continue our review of the 12 Requirements of PCI DSS version 4.0, one has to stop and consider, is it possible to have a favorite section of a standard? After all, most guidance documents, as well as regulations are seen as tedious distractions from the importance of getting the job done. However, depending on a person’s position and function in an organization, it is possible to “geek out” on some of the information in these official papers.