2015 PCI Roundup: What You Need to Know

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The last 12 months have been an interesting one in the world of PCI. Here are the biggest stories around PCI compliant file hosting in 2015.

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8 of the Most Common PCI Myths

Posted on August 11, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Despite being a very common security measure that is legally required for storing payment information, there are many myths surrounding the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Often these myths are the reasons behind the lack of compliance and mishandling data.

To clear the air and debunk any of these myths, here are the most common PCI myths:

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PCI Audit Failures: 6 Reasons Why it Happens to Businesses

Posted on July 26, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Criticism of the PCI-DSS happens, but there’s no doubt that being compliant with its regulations matters. Failing an audit could cost up to hundreds of thousands of pounds and significant reputational damage – and that’s without considering the disastrous consequences of a full-blown data breach.

Read more: Why do I Need to be PCI Compliant?

What are the biggest reasons organisations fall short of PCI compliance?

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Who needs to be PCI Compliant?

Posted on April 29, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Source: https://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/

Businesses that need to be PCI Compliant can typically be split into two areas: Merchants and Service Providers.

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How Does Tokenisation Reduce PCI Scope?

Posted on April 13, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Looking to reduce your PCI scope? Tokenisation is an encryption method that’s used by IT teams across the world to safely handle customer data and safeguard PCI compliance.

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5 Simple Ways You Can Reduce Your Organisation’s PCI Scope

Posted on April 11, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Reducing an organisation’s PCI scope should be a major priority for IT managers. Let’s take an in-depth look at PCI DSS scope reduction:

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Is Your Business Still PCI Compliant?

Posted on April 09, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Earlier this year, an update to PCI compliance (version 3.0) was rolled out, bringing with it a host of changes that businesses needed to adapt to in order to maintain compliance. Version 3.0 focuses very strongly on security rather than best practice, meaning that many companies may no longer be PCI compliant. Often this can happen without anybody realising it.

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PCI DSS 3.0: Did Encryption Go Far Enough?

Posted on April 03, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

In January 2015, PCI DSS 3.0 was brought into effect in order to help bring about vital changes but many sources argue that it didn’t take encryption far enough.

Is this true? Maytech takes a look at what changes 3.0 has brought with it and whether it will create a significant impact.

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Why Do I Need to be PCI Compliant?

Posted on February 20, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

 

 

Let’s face it, PCI compliance can appear to be a bit of a headache. But it’s an essential part of life for 21st century businesses.

Why should businesses adhere to PCI-DSS? Is this regulation absolutely necessary? In short, yes. Here’s why you need to be PCI compliant: Continue reading →

PCI: Essential Security or Just Ticking a Box?

Posted on January 25, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

When representatives from some of the world's leading financial organisations joined together nearly ten years ago to form the PCI-DSS, it was a big step forward for online security. It was the first time that the world's biggest names had joined together to provide a 'one size fits all' approach to financial security.

From then on, any business that wanted to accept money from any major banks had to abide by the PCI DSS. Today, the PCI-DSS is near enough ubiquitous in the business climate.

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