The multitude of recent accounts of highly-publicized data breaches occurring in seemingly PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant and protected companies begs the question, "Does PCI compliance actually equal security?" The answer is, "Not necessarily." Payment card information is an extremely high-profile and highly targeted medium and the tactics of cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated and advanced.
No organization is ever entirely secure; but with the proper defense technologies, businesses can tremendously alleviate their risk and vulnerability, and make it much more difficult for cybercriminals to breach their private networks and data. The PCI Security Standards Council's goal in forming their set of regulations and standards was to create a unified and simple method using the minimum security necessary to transmit, process, and store cardholder information.
Exceeding the regular periodic audits and network scanning required by
PCI standards, by utilizing managed security, yield much more value to
an organization and, in most cases, actually does not end up adding as
much additional expense as one may expect.
InfoSight provides a vast variety of tools, guidance, support, training resources, and other IT security services to assist organizations seeking to achieve optimum PCI compliance. We can help build and maintain high security levels, help you understand exactly what is involved in PCI compliance, and assist in developing policies and proficient practices that best fit your needs. PCI compliance standards will luckily continue to evolve and improve over time.
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