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Code Red - The latest zero day vulnerability, the Heartbleed Bug in the OpenSSL cryptographic library. Affects tech providers using OpenSSL's 1.0.1 and the 1.0.2-beta release.
Version 1.2: Intrusion Detection
It is mandatory that all businesses that use credit cards online require PCI DSS compliance. Whether the businesses only processes small monthly payments or thousands, all business have to be compliant and register.
For the majority of businesses, is an Annual PCI Self Assessment Questionnaire and a Quarterly Network Scan.
Internatrional Compliance of credit card processing for businesses of all sizes was required as 80% of all ID theft traced directly back to small businesses. Card fraud losses equate to approximately £1 million per day for every day of the year. There are heavy penalties for non compliance. As since October 2006, Visa alone has issued $ 3.3 million in fines for non compliance. The fines for negligence make you personally liable where you are personally liable to replace loss. Additionally, you can also be blacklisted to never be able to accept payments
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of 12 requirements that all businesses who handle credit or debit card payments must comply with. It provides business best practice guidelines to establish a "minimum security standard".
PCI DSS is a mandatory industry regulation. Becoming compliant can help your business and avoid future problems with data security.
How PCI DSS can help your business:
Criminals main target is Cardholder Data. As data in a magnetic stripe or chip on the credit or debit card hold the primary account number (PAN) that contain sensitive authentication details
How PCI DSS can help you avoid problems:
PCI DSS limits the range of responsibility to protecting customer cardholder data with IT security technologies and processes that specifically cover the payment area, such as:
PanoSec assists businesses with PCI DCC Compliance in order to protect cardholder data.