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ALSO CALLED: PCI DSS, Payment Card Industry Standard, PCI Standard, PCI Data Security Standard
DEFINITION: The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. The PCI DSS was created jointly in 2004 by four major credit-card companies: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.The PCI DSS specifies  … 
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SonicWALL PCI Compliance Solution Brief
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) applies to any organization that processes, transmits or stores payment card transactions or cardholder information. PCI applies not only to retailers but also to any business that accepts a single payment card transaction, no matter the size or industry.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

SonicWALL

PCI Basics: What it Takes to Be Compliant
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the basic requirements of the PCI DSS, with a focus on the administrative and technical elements of the program. It also reviews the validation requirements of the standard and potential sanctions for failure to comply.
Posted: 08 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

Tripwire, Inc.

Winning the PCI Compliance Battle: A Guide for Merchants and Member Service Providers
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: The PCI Data Security Standard requirements apply to all payment card network members, merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data. This guide will outline the six core requirement categories, participation and validation requirements, how to select a PCI networking testing service and more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011

Qualys

Laptop Locks: A Simple and Cost-Effective Approach to Data Loss Prevention
sponsored by Kensington
WHITE PAPER: This paper will educate IT decision makers on the need for physical security, how it can protect sensitive data, and how Kensington laptop locks can help.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

Kensington

Data Encryption 101: A Pragmatic Approach to PCI Compliance
sponsored by Prime Factors, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The focus of this paper is to help you understand which specific security technologies and implementation models are appropriate, but first, let’s get a clear picture of what needs to be accomplished. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

Prime Factors, Inc.

Knowledge is Power
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Your software has a lot to say about data privacy. Your software is the engine for your data, where it gets processed, transformed, and transmitted. Understanding what your software can tell you puts power in your hands.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

IBM

On Common Ground: Where Compliance and Data Protection Overlap
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we first explore the landscape in which CISOs now work—the new standards and regulations they face, increased attacks from hackers, and a more complex IT environment that includes virtualized infrastructure and outsourcing.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

Tripwire, Inc.

Automation Makes Perfect: Taking the Time Crunch Out of IT Compliance with Automation
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Continuous compliance can help you narrow the gap between identifying compliance vulnerabilities and repairing systems to an audit-passing state. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

Tripwire, Inc.

Information Security Magazine Online July/August Issue – Demystifying APT: Get the facts about this targeted threat activity
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
WHITE PAPER: The industry has preached the need for software security and secure coding for several years now. After all, if software is designed securely from the start, it means fewer problems down the road. Read this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010 | Published: 21 Jul 2010

Information Security Magazine

How Can Security Management Technologies Help Me with PCI Compliance?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how CA Security Management provides comprehensive and proven solutions to help achieve PCI compliance by ensuring the privacy of all confidential cardholder information, and detecting and correcting areas of potential exposure.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 11 Aug 2009

CA Technologies.

The Return on Investment of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Compliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Compliance with PCI DSS has become a global requirement for any business or entity that processes credit card transactions as payment for goods and services. This paper explores the ROI implications and opportunities of PCI.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

IBM

Achieving PCI DSS Compliance with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: The PCI DSS standard was created to prevent credit card fraud by requiring the implementation of certain controls and processes by all entities involved in the processing of credit cards. This paper will illustrate how Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops can help organizations comply with specific PCI DSS mandates.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 05 Oct 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Escaping PCI purgatory
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM offers comprehensive solutions designed to take businesses through the entire PCI compliance process and continue to meet new requirements, supporting the next level of security. Read the white paper ‘Escaping PCI Purgatory’ to learn more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Feb 2009

IBM

The Good, Bad and Necessary: The Complete Guide to PCI 6.6 Success
sponsored by Breach Security
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides IT security professionals with the information needed to understand PCI compliance and specifically, one of the standard's latest requirements, 6.6. In addition, the paper offer tips for successful PCI 6.6 compliance and highlights compliance successes from real-world companies.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 08 Jun 2009

Breach Security

The Best PCI Audit of Your Life
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will detail a strategy that enables companies to easily gain PCI compliance and ensure effective security. By mapping technical controls to PCI standards and by continuously monitoring, assessing, and reporting the status of your environment, you can make your PCI audit the most efficient and actionable of your life.
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 | Published: 13 Aug 2009

Lumension

PCI Compliance Made Simple
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: Major data breaches have caused untold damage. These unfortunate events have led to the creation of a data security standard (PCI DSS) that all payment card industry members must comply to. This white paper helps to simplify and provide a deeper understanding of the PCI DSS v1.1 and discusses best practices to achieve PCI compliance.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Feb 2008

Alert Logic

Achieving Network Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance with Netcordia's NetMRI
sponsored by Netcordia
WHITE PAPER: Many network monitoring products are easy to install and give you basic tools for managing your network, but achieving and maintaining compliance with the latest version of the PCI DSS requires a network solution that can manage unprecedented levels of change and complexity. Read this whitepaper to learn more about one such solution.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 17 Jul 2009

Netcordia

Achieving PCI Compliance at the Point Of Sale Using Bit9 Parity™ to Protect Cardholder Data
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the technology used by merchants and their partners has evolved, card fraud has become more sophisticated. In response to this evolving threat, the major credit card companies have created a set of security standards to protect their customers from security breaches. Read this whitepaper to find out how Bit9 Parity helps achieve compliance...
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Bit9, Inc.

Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance: How to Leverage Automated Control Objective Auditing
sponsored by nCircle
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how nCircle Suite360, the world's most comprehensive security and compliance audit suite, provides a unified solution for compliance automation and consistency for Sarbanes-Oxley as well as other enterprise regulations.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

nCircle

Profiting from PCI Compliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the efficiency gains of building a strategy designed around PCI compliance and discusses the value of obtaining outside support in your compliance efforts; it also examines potential vendor qualifications.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

IBM

Laws, regulations and compliance: Top tips for keeping your data under your control
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the rules, looks at the main threats to security compliance and highlights how a well-defined strategy, backed up by powerful technology, can provide the solution.
Posted: 22 Dec 2008 | Published: 22 Dec 2008

Sophos, Inc.

VeriSign® Identity Protection Fraud Detection Service
sponsored by VeriSign EMEA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) Fraud Detection Service helps organizations mitigate issues related to identity theft and insider threats.
Posted: 04 Dec 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2008

VeriSign EMEA

PCI DSS Success: Archiving Compliance and Increasing Web Application Availability
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper elaborates on the changing nature of the PCI DDS landscape and its requirements. It also identifies applicable application network compliance solutions from Citrix Systems Inc..
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

Citrix

Protecting Credit Card Data: How to Achieve PCI Compliance
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the best way to achieve compliance by building a complete end-to-end PCI-capable solution.
Posted: 20 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Meeting the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
sponsored by Prism Microsystems Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unlike many of the other compliance standards in use today PCI/DSS is explicit in its requirements and this paper identifies the specific requirements affecting network administrators and presents the EventTracker solution for these issues.
Posted: 30 May 2008 | Published: 08 Apr 2008

Prism Microsystems Inc.
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PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY DATA SECURITY STANDARD DEFINITION (continued): …  and elaborates on six major objectives.First, a secure network must be maintained in which transactions can be conducted. This requirement involves the use of firewalls that are robust enough to be effectivewithout causing undue inconvenience to cardholders or vendors. Specialized firewalls are available for wireless LANs, which are highly vulnerable to eavesdropping and attacks by malicious hackers. In addition, authentication data such as personal identification numbers (PINs) and passwords must not involve defaults supplied by the vendors. Customers should be able to conveniently and frequently … 
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