In the first step of its move toward end-to-end encryption, Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) last week completed the first phase of its pilot project.
Heartland, the sixth biggest payments processor, earlier this year announced that it was hit with a data breach, wherein credit card numbers and debit card...
So, did anyone read about the President's Cybersecurity Action Plan? I'm assuming you've read through all 10 points. You didn't stop to ponder after the first few did you? I mean, you didn't happen to stop after number 8? The one about the incident response plan?
OK, so today's the day.
After two months of anxious anticipation, today is May 19, the deadline Visa set for financial institutions to file fraud claims related to the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach.
Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) has made it back onto Visa's list of PCI DSS Validated Service Providers. The announcement comes almost six weeks after the credit card payment processor was taken off the list and four months since it announced its networks had been breached and credit card information stolen.
I'd like to think we saved the best for last.
This past Friday, as the annual RSA Conference concluded, I presented the results of our annual Banking Information Security Today survey to a surprisingly packed house of banking/security leaders, regulators, consultants and vendors.
The first federal CTO thinks the new federal CTO also could serve as the federal cybersecurity czar.
Norm Lorentz served as the federal chief technology officer in 2002 and 2003, working within the White House Office of Management and Budget. In that job, Lorentz focused on developing the federal IT enterprise...
As I reviewed the testimony from the other week's hearing on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in Washington, D.C., a nursery rhyme popped into my head. While people called to testify about PCI and its effectiveness managed to dodge that all of the breached entities of the last few years were...
OK, so it's April 15, and everyone's mind turns to taxes and filing returns.
Me? I'm thinking of the pace of failed banking institutions we've seen so far this year - and wondering just how much we're taxing the FDIC's insurance fund.
The "security bar" has to be raised on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and it has to happen now.
This was the message last week from the head of a Congressional subcommittee that conducted a hearing on PCI DSS. And it's a message that is drawing mixed reactions from financial services...
This is something that used to really get me going as an information security practitioner. Someone would forward me (and everyone else they knew) an email that had the most dire of warnings - "EMAIL VIRUS WILL WIPE YOUR HARD DRIVE - Do not open !!!"
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Despite the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach and other noted compromises, Visa staunchly supports the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
This is the message from Adrian Phillips, Visa's Deputy Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, who in an exclusive interview hammers home the credit card...
The Heartland Payment Systems data breach has brought extra attention to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard - PCI DSS. How well embraced is the standard, and what happens to companies if they're found to not be PCI compliant?
In an exclusive interview, Tony Bradley, co-author of the book PCI...
Clearing my desk and my head this morning...
Interesting nuance in the Heartland Payment Systems breach this week. Did you read the article about Visa and the security update it's presenting to its network of processors? In one part of this presentation, Visa discusses myths and facts about PCI DSS compliance, and...