4 Ways to Avoid Security Vulnerability and Mandated Compliance Overload

October 10, 2019 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags ,
Running from compliance overload?

Do you suffer from security vulnerability and mandated compliance overload? If so, you aren’t alone. Many organizations and their employees are stuck in a veritable non-stop barrage of daily updates when it comes to the latest security trends/concerns, breaches and new compliance mandates. Buzzworthy topics … Read more

The Perils of Relying on P2PE

August 21, 2018 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , ,
P2PE is no security silver bullet!

Point-to-point Encryption (P2PE) is an awesome tool for securing retailers’ payment card data. ControlScan highly recommends it in every environment where it’s feasible and cost effective to do so. (We operate security infrastructure in many retail environments with integrated POS systems, where P2PE is either … Read more

Your Quick Guide to PCI Scanning Success

July 9, 2018 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , ,
PCI Scanning ASV

An ongoing requirement of the PCI compliance process involves having your payment card environment scanned for security vulnerabilities. For most businesses, PCI scanning must be conducted by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) at least quarterly, as well as following any major change to your environment. … Read more

Why ASV Whitelisting is Both Normal and Essential for a Successful PCI Vulnerability Scan

October 30, 2017 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags ,
ASV whitelisting and PCI vulnerability scans

“Why am I being asked to whitelist ControlScan’s IP address as part of your ASV service? Doesn’t bypassing my IPS defeat the purpose of a PCI vulnerability scan?” ASV whitelisting is one of the most common questions our Vulnerability Management team receives, so let’s dive … Read more