PCI DSS, CISO, vCISO

Use a vCISO to Achieve and Maintain PCI DSS Compliance

PCI is a strong security Framework. If you are a business owner, you have probably heard about the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). All organizations that store, process, or transmit payment card transactions must adhere to these requirements, and they

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Content Security Policy (CSP) HTML Headers

A number of years ago I was trying to renew my subscription to a well-known antivirus tool and found that there were 37 different URLs invoked on the checkout page, including two with .cn TLDs. Needless to say, the renewal didn’t happen.

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PCI DSS Training Requirements

The PCI DSS standard ostensibly only has a few training requirements which, in my experience, most organizations do a good job of keeping up with. However, there are some not-so-obvious teams which get regularly overlooked with regard to training.

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PCI DSS, vCISO, Penetration Testing, Security Program

What is “Internal Penetration testing” for PCI DSS requirement 11.3

Introduction PCI DSS requires Internal, External Penetration testing, and Segmentation testing. But these terms are not crisply defined. In fact, “internal” is used elsewhere in the standard (for example internal vulnerability scanning) where it

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What Constitutes a Primary Function for PCI DSS?

PCI DSS requirement 2.2.1.a says “describe how system configurations verified that only one primary function per server is implemented.”

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Timely update of Risk Assessment and Incident Response for PCI DSS

The PCI DSS compliance model depends on risk assessment and mitigation. Several places in the Report on Compliance (ROC), that a QSA compiles, have questions about when the Risk Assessment, and its corollary, the Incident Response Plan, were last

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Watch those Vendor Application Change Release Notes like a Hawk!

At a client site recently I was watching a customer service rep as she performed her duties during a PCI DSS interview, and noticed that when she went to add a new payment method, a whole list of saved card numbers (redacted) showed up in the PAN

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Due Diligence for PCI DSS Vendor Selection

PCI DSS Requirement 12.8 dictates that any organization involved in payment card processing—including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers—must have policies and procedures in place to manage its service providers.

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PCI DSS - Are Mobile Applications In-scope?

Say you are interested in developing an application that runs on consumers’ devices and this application of yours will be used to accept payment card data. Perhaps, in this hypothetical reality, that you have no idea where your app’s obligations

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Your 7 Step PCI Compliance Checklist

The journey towards payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) compliance can seem daunting. While there are only a handful of top-level tasks to complete, there are dozens of sub-requirements and goals to meet for each, all of which may

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