As U.S. merchants shore up physical point-of-sale security by upgrading their terminals to accept EMV chip cards, attackers are turning their aim toward new, unattended targets. Here's the latest on how to respond to "shimming" attacks.
Even though the U.S. is migrating to the EMV chip, Visa is still stressing the need for merchants to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard, says Eduardo Perez, the card brand's senior vice president of payment risk, in this video interview.
The recent data breach at U.K.-based telecom company TalkTalk illustrates that breach risk mitigation is a critical issue worldwide. PCI's Jeremy King, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit London on Oct. 27, explains why European data security is getting more scrutiny.
PCI-DSS will remain a viable standard even after EMV, as well as encryption and tokenization, become more common, argues Jeremy King of the PCI Council. He acknowledges, however, that the standard will have to evolve in light of changes in the payment system.
The PCI Security Standards Council has just released version 2 of its point-to-point encryption standard. Jeremy King of the PCI SSC explains how this optional standard can complement PCI-DSS compliance.
Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants.
The U.S.'s move to EMV alone will not eliminate fraud because certain data elements could still be exposed in the breach of EMV card transactions, says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council, who highlights other essential security steps.
The PCI Council has just released PCI DSS 3.1, which calls for mothballing the SSL encryption protocol. What do security leaders need to know about the revised standard? Troy Leach of the council offers insights.
The PCI Security Standards Council has published a new version of its data security standard that calls for ending the use of the outdated Secure Sockets Layer encryption protocol that can put payment data at risk.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
Experts debate the value of new PCI guidance for how businesses should use penetration testing to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious activity. Does the new advice go far enough?
Although breaches affecting U.S. retailers are widely reported, Verizon's new PCI Compliance Report shows increases in the theft of payment card data and other personal information span numerous industries in all international markets.
Despite commitments by leading payment card brands to enhance security, some critics say the White House cybersecurity summit produced no specifics for how the public and private sectors will curb cyber-fraud.
Data breaches are inevitable, hence it's up to executives to ensure their enterprise is secured, without trying to encrypt everything, warns Prakash Panjwani, president and chief executive officer of SafeNet.