This week's top news and views: Version 2.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard hits the streets and takes effect Jan. 1. And Identity theft is on the rise, and a new study from FinCEN finds that it's not cyberattacks that are compromising most consumers -- it's family and friends.
Card fraud, globalization and emerging technology are pushing U.S. merchants and card issuers to take closer looks at the EMV chip standard, and the PCI Security Standards Council is helping to lead the charge.
This week's top news and views: The arrest of 53 suspects charged with a sophisticated identity theft and fraud scheme gets the attention of federal agents, and the message from the PCI Security Standards Council's annual North American Community Meeting: "Stolen Credit Card Information Is a Commodity That Has Worth."
As of March 1, 2010, all organizations with operations and/or customers in the state of Massachusetts will be required to follow comprehensive information security requirements regarding both paper and electronic records containing personal information.
These requirements include enforcing password security,...