Tag: PCI DSS 2.0

  • Data Classification and Controls Policy for PCI DSS

    Do you run an e-commerce site? Are you sure you do not store any payment card data or PII (personally identifiable information) in some MySQL database? The first step in protecting credit card and customer data is to know what sensitive data you really store, classify what you have  and set up the appropriate security […]

  • Insecurity by compliance

    If a little compliance creates a false sense of security then a lot of compliance regulation creates an atmosphere of feeling secure, while in fact most businesses and Web services are in fact very insecure. Is a free market democracy doomed to suffer from privacy breaches – by definition? My father is a retired PhD […]

  • How to reduce risk of a data breach

    Historical data in  log files  has little intrinsic value in the here-and-now process of event response and mediation and compliance check lists have little direct value in protecting customers. Software Associates specializes in helping medical device and healthcare vendors achieve HIPAA compliance and improve the data and software security of their products in hospital and […]

  • The Israeli credit card breach

    There are 5 reasons why credit cards are stolen in Israel. None have to do with terror; 4 reasons are cultural and the 5th is everyone’s problem: “confusing compliance with security“. I  could write a book on mismanagement of data governance and compliance, data security, web server security, web application software security. In 2003, I […]

  • Disaster recovery planning

    This article describes a plan and implementation process for disaster recovery planning. The secret to success in our experience is to involve the local response team from the outset of the project. Copyright 2006 D.Lieberman. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License The disaster recovery plan is designed to assist companies in […]

  • Catch 22 and Compliance

    Let’s say your’e a payment processor going through a PCI DSS 2.0 audit: Does this sound familiar? (just replace certain words by certain other compliance related words): Without realizing how it had come about, the combat men in the squadron discovered themselves dominated by the administrators appointed to serve them. They were bullied, insulted, harassed […]

  • Using DLP to prevent credit card breaches

    I think that Data Loss Prevention is great way to detect and prevent payment card and PII data breaches. Certainly, all the DLP vendors think so.  Only problem is, the PCI DSS Council doesn’t even have DLP in their standard which pretty much guarantees zero regulatory tail wind for DLP sales to payment card industry […]

  • Credit card security in the cloud

    While the latest version of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) 2.00 is an improvement,  the scope of system component connectivity is not well-defined: A “system component” is part of the cardholder data environment (CDE) if one of two conditions is met: The system component stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data, or The […]