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

October 30, 2017 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags ,
Is ASV whitelisting “cheating”?

“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

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows Server 2003

April 13, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , ,
Deadline Ahead for Windows 2003 Server

Microsoft recently announced that it is ending support for the Windows Server 2003 operating system on July 14, 2015. Windows Server 2003 is heavily relied upon in e-commerce. Therefore, if your business conducts e-commerce (i.e., has a website with a shopping cart), then it’s possible … Read more

The PCI Basics & Quick Guide

January 30, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What Do Small Merchants Need to Do to Achieve PCI Compliance?. The day has come. You have received notification from your acquirer that your organization is required to submit Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance validation. You’ve also just been informed that there are penalties – … Read more

About Third-Party Access to Core Business Apps…

July 28, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , ,
The Cloud

Question: Our cardholder data environment (CDE) resides in a private cloud with Amazon Web Services. One of our core applications in the CDE is not accessible to the public internet; however, we have a private circuit in place that allows two of our external partners to … Read more

A Fresh New Start Means a Fresh New Look at your PCI Status

January 8, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , ,
Fresh Start at PCI

Happy New Year! It’s the time of year when many of us celebrate a fresh start and make new resolutions. Your resolution may have been one of the common ones: get to the gym more, stress less, actually use those vacation days this year. And … Read more