“Do I Really Need a Firewall?”

January 5, 2016 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , ,

Ask the security and compliance experts. PCI Compliance Guide readers regularly ask us questions and we are happy to answer as many as we can. That’s because this site’s (and ControlScan’s) goal is to help make the process simpler and clear up any misinformation by providing actionable, … Read more

3 Common Pitfalls to Meeting PCI DSS Compliance

December 29, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , ,

Guest post by Lohit Mehta, Security Researcher for the InfoSec Institute This article focuses on three of the most commonly identified issues when an organization is audited for PCI compliance by an external party. This article also offers some tips to avoid these pitfalls. Pitfall … Read more

The Who, How and Why of Intrusion Detection

December 1, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , ,

Understanding the need for intrusion detection. At 115-pages, PCI DSS v3.1 makes it clear there’s much to consider when evaluating the security of your payment card environment. In fact, you may be questioning how much effort to put into the task. Is it all futile … Read more