Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
Experts debate the value of new PCI guidance for how businesses should use penetration testing to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious activity. Does the new advice go far enough?
Although breaches affecting U.S. retailers are widely reported, Verizon's new PCI Compliance Report shows increases in the theft of payment card data and other personal information span numerous industries in all international markets.
Despite commitments by leading payment card brands to enhance security, some critics say the White House cybersecurity summit produced no specifics for how the public and private sectors will curb cyber-fraud.
Data breaches are inevitable, hence it's up to executives to ensure their enterprise is secured, without trying to encrypt everything, warns Prakash Panjwani, president and chief executive officer of SafeNet.
In new guidance from the PCI Council, its leaders outline why businesses that handle card data need to address employee education. Here, experts explain why this guidance is a positive step for card security.
It's been a year now since the Target breach kicked off a dizzying series of security incidents that have impacted merchants and banking institutions alike. What lessons have been learned, and how can banks and merchants work together to prevent further breaches? Join us for an interactive discussion about the unique...
The PCI Security Standards Council has issued an alert offering insights for mitigating the threat of "Backoff" POS malware, which has hit 1,000 U.S. businesses. Plus, the council is providing updated guidance for maintaining PCI-DSS compliance.
The PCI Council has unveiled new guidance for mitigating payment card risks posed by third parties. Troy Leach, the council's CTO, explains how banking institutions and merchants can put the guidance to use.
Federal authorities say the successful prosecution of a member of an international cybercrime ring proves progress is being made in shuttering ATM cash-out schemes. But some experts say processors and prepaid cards will continue to be targeted by attackers.
When a string of large-scale, high-profile retail data breaches hit last year, credit card data security stole the national spotlight and remains prominent in the minds of many consumers and industry leaders now. How can businesses better fortify their systems against the malicious activity of hackers, as well as...
Throughout history, people have sought to protect their valuable possessions. In today's world, credit card numbers are among the most valuable assets we have. To ensure their protection, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has created their Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
In the wake of recent high-profile retail breaches, the PCI Security Standards Council is supporting a move toward chip card technology that conforms to the Europay, MasterCard, Visa Standard, says General Manager Bob Russo.
In the second full day of RSA 2014, ISMG's editors record exclusive video interviews with Troy Leach of the PCI Council, Adam Sedgewick of NIST and Gartner's Avivah Litan. What insights do these thought-leaders share?