Tag: PCI


Apr 2019

5 Steps to Recovering from a Failed PCI ROC

A Payment Card Industry (PCI) Report on Compliance (ROC) is designed to test the effectiveness of the security controls that merchants implement to protect cardholder data. Organizations that process more than six million card transactions a year are required to undergo a ROC assessment. Other companies may be required to complete a ROC at the discretion of the card company. Failing a PCI ROC assessment...

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Mar 2019

Are You Ready for a ROC?

We recently answered the question, “How do I know if I have to be PCI compliant?”. That post is a good way for those new to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) world to learn some of the basics. Now, are you ready for a ROC? In this second installment of our three-part PCI compliance series, we will go more in depth to explain the PCI Report...

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Feb 2019

How Do I Know If I Have to Be PCI Compliant?

Payment Card Industry compliance is intended to make credit and debit card transactions more secure and to protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. This article explains who must be PCI compliant, the levels of compliance, the role of PCI experts, and the types of reporting that must be completed. What is the PCI DSS Standard? The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a...

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Jan 2019

How Managed Security Can Help Reach PCI Compliance

The PCI DSS standard is designed to ensure the security of credit card data. Any organization that stores, transmits, or processes credit card information must comply with the requirements of the PCI DSS standard. The organization must pass third-party audits designed to test this compliance. What Do I Need to Do for PCI Compliance? In order to be compliant with PCI DSS, an organization needs...

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May 2018

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Contributes to PCI DSS

Award winning national cybersecurity firm garners acknowledgement from PCI Council. Knoxville, Tenn. May 10, 2018 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced today the company has been acknowledged for its contributions to the April 2018 PCI SSC Cloud Computing Guidelines Information Supplement. This is the third time Sword & Shield has been credited with contribution to...

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Aug 2017

PCI DSS Changes to Be Enforced in 2018: Are you ready?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a security standard for merchants and service providers that process, store or transmit credit card information. Forward dated PCI DSS changes in Version 3.2 of the DSS requiring increased network security will be enforced in 2018. Are you ready? The most important change to the standards will be enforced beginning July 1, 2018. That’s when...

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Feb 2016

Healthcare Organizations Also Need a PCI Compliance Plan

While many healthcare organizations are very familiar with their roles in maintaining HIPAA compliance, many aren’t as certain about where they stand regarding Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations. These organizations have spent years with HIPAA regulations as their primary focus and they don’t always see the same volume of payment card use as retailers, so the maturity of their PCI compliance programs aren’t as robust....

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