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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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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


Essential Guide to PCI DSS
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EGUIDE: This E-Guide will explain the new changes in Version 1.2 and how the standard will tackle emerging technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization. Specific topics include avoiding audit trouble, wireless encryption, tokenization, and more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 14 Sep 2009

Information Security Magazine

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


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


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


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


Symantec IT Compliance Solution
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Symantec helps organizations reduce compliance costs by automating key IT compliance processes, including policy management, controls assessment, monitoring, remediation, and reporting. Check out this brochure to learn more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2009 | Published: 09 Mar 2009

Symantec Corporation

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.

eBook: Priorities: Despite Economic Uncertainty, Spending on Information Security Remains Strong
sponsored by
EBOOK: Check out this expert eBook and learn about the security issues that are receiving increased focus in the UK for 2009 and get tips for addressing these challenges.
Posted: 18 Dec 2008 | Published: 18 Dec 2008

eBook: Understanding GRC(Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance): Frameworks, Tools and Strategies
sponsored by
EBOOK: Check out this expert eBook to learn about the benefits of implementing a GRC program and get best practices for integrating these strategies into your company's infrastructure. This eBook is sponsored by Application Security, Inc, Beyond Trust, Lumension Security, MessageLabs, Thawte, Varonis and Websense.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

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

Simplifying the Scope of the PCI Audit: How Cross-Platform Server Isolation Helps Retailers Achieve Compliance
sponsored by Apani
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This paper will describe how Apani EpiForce can solve key aspects of the PCI compliance challenge. Apani® EpiForce® proactively eliminates vulnerabilities within the corporate network by isolating computers and the business-critical data, personal information and intellectual property stored on them into logical security zones.
Posted: 18 Nov 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008


PCI DSS Success: Archiving Compliance and Increasing Web Application Security
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


Expert Ebook: Mastering PCI
sponsored by Information Security Magazine Sponsored by: Breach, Cisco, Fiberlink, Rapid7, Sentrigo, Solidcore, Thawte, Tripwire, and Utimaco
BOOK: This eBook gives expert advice on successfully achieving PCI compliance, by selecting the right auditor and implementing new requirements into your company's IT infrastructure. Read this book and learn how to master PCI compliance.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008

Information Security Magazine Sponsored by: Breach, Cisco, Fiberlink, Rapid7, Sentrigo, Solidcore, Thawte, Tripwire, and Utimaco

Cisco PCI Compliance Services
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
BROCHURE: Cisco PCI Compliance Services assist companies in achieving and maintaining PCI compliance. Read about vulnerability and gap assessments, remediation work to achieve compliance, and continuous monitoring to maintain PCI compliance.
Posted: 08 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

Enabling Compliance with the PCI Data Security Standards
sponsored by Vormetric
WHITE PAPER: Data Encryption Expert fills the gaps in your data protection efforts as an affordable and easy to implement solution to difficult compliance requirements like encryption, access control, host protection and auditing.
Posted: 19 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007


PCI Compliance Made Simple
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps to simplify and provide a deeper understanding of the PCI DSS v1.1, discusses best practices to achieve PCI compliance, and identifies which of these requirements can be satisfied by Alert Logic.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Alert Logic

Customer Data Security: PCI and Beyond - Benchmark Study 2008
sponsored by Apani
WHITE PAPER: This 2008 Customer Data Security Study reveals how quickly and how well retailers are responding to the PCI mandate and what measures retailers are taking now to minimize the risks associated with the capture, retention, and use of customer-specific data.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007


Complying with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Using SEA System I Solutions
sponsored by Software Engineering of America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document highlights how Software Engineering of America's solution for the System i help to ensure PCI Compliance.
Posted: 25 Feb 2008 | Published: 22 Feb 2008

Software Engineering of America, Inc.

Log Management Best Practices
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: Developing best practices in log management is not a simple task. This paper should help organizations develop their own comprehensive set of best practices by providing a set of 40 recommended best practices covering logging policies; procedures and t...
Posted: 14 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

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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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