PCI


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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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08

Aug 2017

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

By Jack Dempsey 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,...

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12

Jan 2017

From 1999 to 2017: PCI Continues to Evolve

The origins of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) go back to the late 1990s – the dawn of the Internet era, but despite its humble beginnings, the PCI DSS has come a long way. What began as a customer security program at VISA is now a regulatory body for nearly all retailers who want to use credit cards. Sword & Shield Enterprise...

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17

Nov 2016

Holiday Shopping Safety Series

Avoid Holiday Scams and Hoaxes By Joe Gray Because the cash flow is on the rise, the activity of cyber criminals are increasing as well. The purpose of this blog series is to educate you, the reader, about how to be safe through this season including Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. While I try to be thorough, I cannot possibly cover everything,...

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Nov 2016

Holiday Shopping Safety Series

Shopping Via Credit Card and e-Commerce By Joe Gray It’s that time of year again: stores closing for a couple of hours (if at all) on Thanksgiving while others are completely closed. Black Friday is creeping into Thursday and cutting into turkey overload time. Starbucks has the peppermint syrup for our frappuccinos, lattes, and mocha drinks. Families are shopping for the best deals for the...

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20

Jul 2016

PCI Compliance Should Start with Security

While it’s true the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has helped curtail credit card fraud by requiring merchants to comply with its regulations, many merchants still don’t understand that merely meeting compliance goals does not mean their data is secure. Many security and compliance experts now argue that PCI standards have become little more than a check-box activity leaving the retailer with...

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12

May 2016

New PCI DSS Rules Have Big Changes for Service Providers

The newly-released Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Version 3.2 includes increased scrutiny for the security providers who help merchants process, store or transmit cardholder data. PCI Council CTO Troy Leach said that service providers, specifically those that aggregate large amounts of card data, continue to be at risk. “PCI DSS 3.2 includes a number of updates to help these entities demonstrate that good security...

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05

May 2016

Merchants Should Develop a Clear Path to PCI Compliance that Includes Security

While the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) lays out clear industry-standards for merchants to follow regarding how they protect sensitive customer data, the path an organization takes to security and compliance should be based on each company’s needs. Most merchants are familiar with the 12 requirements of PCI DSS and many assume that merely meeting the compliance requirements means that they are also...

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26

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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22

Dec 2015

The PCI Council Extends Transition to Secure Version of TLS to June 30, 2018

The PCI Security Standards Council is extending the migration completion date to 30 June 2018 for transitioning from SSL and TLS 1.0 to a secure version of TLS (currently v1.1 or higher).  These dates provided by PCI SSC as of December 2015 supersede the original dates issued in both PCI DSS v3.1 and in the Migrating from SSL and early TLS Information Supplement in April...

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