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.
In new guidance from the PCI Council, its leaders outline why businesses that handle card data need to address employee education. Here, experts explain why this guidance is a positive step for card security.
As a result of the Home Depot breach, which compromised 56 million cards, credit unions have spent nearly $60 million dealing with card reissuance and fraud costs, according to the Credit Union National Association.
The PCI Security Standards Council has issued an alert offering insights for mitigating the threat of "Backoff" POS malware, which has hit 1,000 U.S. businesses. Plus, the council is providing updated guidance for maintaining PCI-DSS compliance.
The PCI Council has unveiled new guidance for mitigating payment card risks posed by third parties. Troy Leach, the council's CTO, explains how banking institutions and merchants can put the guidance to use.
Federal authorities say the successful prosecution of a member of an international cybercrime ring proves progress is being made in shuttering ATM cash-out schemes. But some experts say processors and prepaid cards will continue to be targeted by attackers.
With the Senate Intelligence Committee overwhelmingly approving the Cybersecurity Information Security Management Act, common wisdom dictates the bill will head directly to the Senate floor. Not so fast.
A class action suit against breached restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro is unlikely to succeed, some security experts say, because proving consumer losses linked to specific merchant data breaches is difficult.