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How to Explain PCI Compliance Penalties to Beginners

Though the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (or PCI DSS) applies to every merchant who accepts payment cards, many merchants lack understanding. This article covers four points to convey to a beginner.

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Five Steps for Maintaining PCI Compliance in the Cloud

If your organization plans to store, process or transmit payment card information via the cloud, compliance with the PCI DSS is of particular concern. This article covers five key points provided by the PCI Security Standards Council.

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Three Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Data Theft

In this article, we offer tips for companies to reduce the risk of data theft and keep IT systems and sensitive information protected from compromise.

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6 Myths About PCI Compliance Regulations

Let’s clear up six of the most common misconceptions – and get to the bottom of how PCI compliance regulations really work.

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Penetration Testing and PCI Compliance Requirements

Every organization subject to PCI DSS is required to an annual compliance demonstration and regular security tests. One of these tests is called a “penetration test,” and it offers some useful insight into how and why PCI DSS works.

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Developing a Formal Risk Assessment Process

The real objective of a risk assessment is to help management make well-informed decisions about security safeguards that should be in place in the company.