PCI Council publishes security requirements for PIN Entry Standard

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PCI Security Standards Council publishes security requirements for software-based PIN entry on commercial off-the-shelf devices (COTS), such as smartphones and tablets. The PCI Software-Based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) Standard provides requirements…

PCI SSC releases new payment security tool for small businesses

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Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has introduced a new payment security tool for small businesses. The payment security tool will protect the card data of PCI SSC customers. Moreover, the PCI Data Security Essential…

5 updates from PCI SSC you need to know

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The PCI P2PE standard has for sometime governed security requirements for technologies and services that organizations use for end-to-end encryption of cardholder data. The goal is to ensure that no sensitive cardholder data passes in unencrypted…

PCI issues new standards for contactless payments

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The PCI Security Standards Council published a new data security standard that will let merchants accept contactless payments using commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets that utilize near field communications.…

Network Segmentation

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Earlier this month the PCI SSC released a memo referring to their network segmentation guidelines, while network segmentation is not part of PCI scope, it seems that most breaches happen from systems that were deemed not in scope, and companies…