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Holiday Shopping SmartPhone Style

Close to 70% of smartphone owners plan to use the devices for holiday shopping, according to Deloitte (pdf).  Smartphone ownership has jumped from 39.7% last year to 46.1% this year and tablet owners have doubled from 10.5% to 22.4% according... Read more
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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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Vulnerability Assessment with Application Security

The longer an application remains vulnerable, the more likely it is to be compromised. Protecting web applications is an around-the-clock job. Almost anything that is connected to the Internet is a target these days, and organizations are... Read more
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Security’s Rough Ride

1 if by land, 2 of by sea, 0 if by IPI know I’ve said this before but it sure seems like almost daily there is a security breach somewhere.  Over the years, the thought process has changed from prevent all attacks to, it is inevitable that we... Read more
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Hackers Hit Vacation Spots

Just when you were having all that fun running around the waterpark and playing those arcade games comes news that the card processing system of Vacationland Vendors Inc., a Wisconsin Dells firm that supplies arcade games and installs vending... 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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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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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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Amazon Compliance Confession About Customers, Not Itself

Amazon EC2 and S3 are no more or less safe than they were last week despite hype around PCI compliance admission The recent admission/announcement that “Amazon EC2 is not PCI compliant” (this is not exactly true, but we’ll get to that later) has... Read more
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Compliance in the Cloud

Who is responsible for security in the cloud? Let's say you just developed a web app through which customers can order widgets. You're pretty sure your widgets are going to be the hit of the year and you want to make sure that you... Read more
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PCI DSS Requirements 6.6: A best practice for the rest of us

With the deadline of June 2008 quickly approaching for retailers who need to be compliant with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) there's a lot of focus in IT shops on requirement 6.6, the somewhat hotly debated requirement... 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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