What Constitutes a Payment Application?

November 25, 2008 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , ,

Companies frequently ask us about what constitutes a payment application as it relates to PCI Compliance. The term payment application has a very broad meaning in PCI. So hopefully the content of this brief article will help clarify the subject and better define the term. … Read more

Five Common Myths Debunked

September 30, 2008 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , , ,

There is a vast need for better information about PCI compliance in the marketplace. It is a relatively new standard and there is a lack of good information available. In this article I will outline a few of the most commonly held myths that we … Read more

Web Application Security – How do you know which Solutions will work best for your Business?

March 9, 2008 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , ,

If you must store credit card data or you are interested in strengthening your current security practices, it is important to focus attention on your Web applications. PCI Requirement 6.6 requires that you ensure that all Web-facing applications are protected against known attacks by applying … Read more

Data Breaches Part I – Is it Possible to Prevent the Inevitable?

October 22, 2007 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , , , ,

The media’s increased focus on data breaches.  As the settlement terms of the most talked about data breach in 2007-the TJX data breach-are being assessed in the millions, the Media’s attention has only increased its focus on data breaches. Industry-specific guidelines and compliance measures, such … Read more

Data Breaches Part II: Five Steps to Manage a Data Breach

October 22, 2007 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , , , ,

Though a smaller data breach than its predecessors at TJX and ChoicePoint, the musical instrument company Bananas.com (Bananas at Large) was the victim of a hacker, who, according to published reports stole an administrative password by accessing Bananas.com systems as a remote user. What’s interesting … Read more