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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 6: Maintain an Information Security Policy

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 5: Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 4: Implement Strong Access Control Measures

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 3: Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 2: Protect Cardholder Data

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 1: Build and Maintain a Secure Network

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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PCI Turns 2.0

…Or 6 years old in human time.  When PCI DSS was born, it was actually five different procedures from each of the major credit card issuers: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover.  Each program was comparable in that they... Read more
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F5 Friday: Rackspace CloudConnect - Hybrid Architecture in Action

Rackspace steps up to the plate with a new hybrid architectural solution. Earlier this year we talked about the “other” hybrid architecture; the one that lives out there, in the cloud, but that combines two different deployment models:... Read more
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CSRF Prevention with F5's BIG-IP ASM v10.2

Watch how BIG-IP ASM v10.2 can prevent Cross-site request forgery.  Shlomi Narkolayev demonstrates how to accomplish a CSRF attack and then shows how BIG-IP ASM stops it in it's tracks. The configuration of CSRF protection is literally... Read more
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Today’s Target: Corporate Secrets

Intellectual Property is one of a company’s most precious assets and includes things like patents, inventions, designs, source code, trademarks, trade secrets and more.  These formulas, processes, practices and other inside information can... Read more
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F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway Performance Demo

Watch how F5 has solved the security plus acceleration challenge for remote users.  Demo shows how BIG-IP Edge Gateway is twice as fast as the competition at downloading a 5MB Microsoft SharePoint file.  A powerful example of... Read more
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Cloud Balancing, Reverse Cloud Bursting, and Staying PCI-Compliant

One of the concerns with cloud bursting specifically for the use of addressing seasonal scaling needs is that cloud computing environments are not necessarily PCI-friendly. But there may be a solution that allows the application to maintain its... Read more
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Cybercrime, the Easy Way

The Dummies series is a great collection of ‘How to’ instructions on a wide array of topics and while they have not published a ‘Cybercrime for Dummies®’ booklet (and don’t think they will), DYI Cybercrime Kits are helping drive Internet... Read more
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New Decade, Same Threats?

Do I call it Twenty-Ten or Two Thousand Ten?  Just not Two Thousand and Ten since that pesky decimal takes us back 10 years.  Eh, either way, the new year and decade brings out all the predictions for the coming year with this one taking... Read more
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Will you Comply or just Check the Box?

Some of both, apparently.  A recent Ponemon Institute PCI-DSS Compliance survey revealed that 71% of companies actually admitted that data security is not a top priority and 55% say they are only protecting credit card data and not other... Read more
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Don’t say a Word

………………………………………………….….oh, you’re waiting for me?  This will probably be a short post since there are not that many security terms that begin with the 17th letter of our alphabet.  However, keeping Quiet is a common theme in... Read more
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Reduce your Risk

As I started this journey 13 topics ago, I mentioned that ‘security’ is really about managing risks and threats.  Most security experts would agree that the only way to be 100% secure is to unplug your units & it’s somewhat foolish to... Read more
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Yelling ‘WebApp Firewall’ in a Crowded Data Center

You've probably seen the statistics: As of January 2009, almost 90% of the 100 to 150 million Websites are still critically vulnerable to attack according to SearchSecurity.  And Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) reports that 87%... Read more
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The Encryption Dance

S-s-s-s  A-a-a-a  F-f-f-f  E-e-e-e  T-t-t-t  Y-y-y-y You can make the Big S while you sing along.* Data goes where it wants to, It can leave your trace behind. Cause the web don’t care and if it don’t care, Well it’s... Read more
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Bit.ly, Twitter, Security & You

..or, what I did on my twitter vacation the other day.  This brief break from 26 Short Topics about Security is brought to you by bit.ly, twitter, security and You.  I’ve been using bit.ly for a little while both to shorten links and be... Read more
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BREACH is the Word, is the Word, is the Word that you Heard….

…to the tune of $6.6 Mil per-r-r Breach.  Yup – according to Ponemon Institute the average cost of a data breach is $6.6 million and they also report that it costs about $215 per compromised record (pdf).  McAfee estimates $1 trillion in... Read more
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News Flash: Some applications aren't suited for the public cloud

The INTERNET, December 18, 2008 - In what is certainly a blinding epiphany for some it was suddenly realized today that some applications are not well suited for deployment in a public cloud computing environment. With all the hype surrounding... Read more
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PCI DSS Deadline Looming Large While Debate Continues - WAF vs VA

According to a recent ComputerWorld article, most retailers aren't ready for the forthcoming June deadline for PCI DSS compliance. From ComputerWorld :: Few expected to make June 30 PCI deadline for Web application securityMost retailers will... Read more
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