Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Financial services organizations operate under a host of regulatory standards. This makes sense, as the assets and information managed by these firms are valuable, sensitive, and targeted by sophisticated cyber attackers daily. Compounding these challenges is the large volume of personally identifiable information (PII) that financial organizations handle regularly. PII is subject to many compliance regulations, particularly Graham, Leach, Bliley (GLBA), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). Today, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is also top-of-mind, as it regulates not only the processing of personal data, including PII, relating to individuals in the European Union, for also any organization that processes personal data of EU residents. For United States banking consumers, Section 5 (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices) of the Federal Trade Commission Act and numerous state regulations enforce basic consumer prot
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Today’s employees demand greater flexibility, productivity, and mobility. And while cloud and BYOD policies have answered that call, they’ve also added unforeseen complexities the way IT manages data security and compliance.
How can you balance productivity and risk in SaaS environments? “A Guide to Achieving SaaS Security and Compliance” deconstructs the idea that cloud security and user productivity are mutually exclusive.
This whitepaper includes guidance on how to:
Select SaaS providers that follow the very same external standards (e.g., PCI DSS) as your organization.
Apply the same in-house security, governance, and compliance principles to cloud services.
Leverage tools and processes to gain visibility, control access, and protect data in your SaaS environment.
A Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) audit can be passed by complying with the bare minimum requirements, but that falls short of the purpose of it: to secure and protect cardholder data.
Meeting compliance is about passing an audit at a specific point in time and also maintaining it after the audit. The real challenge is sustaining continuous compliance to avoid costly breaches at the hands of motivated and skilled adversaries.
Indeed, as detailed in Verizon's "2017 Payment Security Report," nearly half (45%) of the companies examined between 2015 and 2016 were not fully PCI DSS compliant.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 15, 2019
The guide to how SQL Server 2008 end-of-service can drive IT modernization.
End-of-service presents serious risks to your organisation if you don’t deal with it correctly—or worse—if you don’t deal with it at all, including the
loss of access to critical security updates and Microsoft hotfixes. Also, if you don’t take action, your organisation will be exposed to potential disruption from hackers and malware. That means valuable customer data could be exposed to attack, risking monetary and reputational damage. And from a regulatory standpoint, there could be compliance issues with rules such as HIPAA, PCI, and GDPR.
On the other hand, if you take well-considered action that aligns with your long-term strategy, end-of-service is also an opportunity for data estate
In this e-book, we’ll discuss how migration to Azure as part of your fix for SQL Server 2008 end-of-service solves for all these, and opens doors for the future of your data-driven business.
Whether your company has been selling online for 20 minutes or 20 years, you are
undoubtedly familiar with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). It
requires merchants to create security management policies and procedures for safeguarding
customers’ payment data.
Originally created by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express in 2004, the PCI DSS
has evolved over the years to ensure online sellers have the systems and processes in place
to prevent a data breach.
Phoenix Children’s CISO, Daniel Shuler, and its IT security team are responsible for protecting 5,000 endpoints in the hospital and across more than 20 clinics in the region. Endpoints include physician and staff laptops and desktops, nursing stations, servers, Windows-based clinical devices, credit card payment processors, and point-of-sale terminals. These endpoints are used to store and/or process personal health information (PHI), and payment and credit card information. They must comply with HIPAA for PHI and voluntarily comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) for credit card data. The IT security team’s existing industry-leading AV solution claimed to provide visibility into malicious activity aimed at the endpoints. It continuously reported all endpoints were safe, sound, and secure. This caused Daniel to be suspicious. He knew from experience that such low levels of endpoint malicious activity was highly unlikely. Read the full case study to learn about the results Cylance was able to deliver.
La gestión de bases de datos resulta costosa y complicada. A medida que aumenta la cantidad de aplicaciones y de bases de datos, se pueden multiplicar los costos y las complicaciones. Una solución sería un sistema hardware y software diseñado específicamente para que el software de la base de datos optimice las operaciones, tanto para simplificar el rendimiento como el aspecto administrativo. Exadata de Oracle es la única plataforma que ofrece un rendimiento óptimo de la base de datos y eficacia para la combinación de datos, análisis y cargas de trabajo para el procesamiento de transacciones en línea (OLTP). Con una amplia variedad de opciones de implementación, puede ejecutar sus bases de datos y cargas de trabajo de datos de Oracle en el lugar que quiera y de la manera que quiera, en la Nube de Oracle, en Cloud at Customer, en su data center o cualquier combinación de estos modelos.
GDPR will pose different challenges to each organisation. Understanding and acting on the implications for your own organisation is vital. That means taking a risk-based approach to ensure that you are doing what you need to do to manage your own specific risks to personal information.
While virtually all organisations will have to implement changes to become GDPR compliant, some will be able to take partial advantage of existing compliance to other security mandates and frameworks, such as ISO 27001 and PCI by extending those measures to protection of personal data. Even so, further work will be required to comply with GDPR, both with regards to security and its other aspects.
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to
secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored
on-premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud
environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but
nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect
data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations
and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where
you may have less immediate control, you must still control your
sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
Solid state storage is increasingly deployed in all sizes of
datacenters, from the small and medium business to the
large enterprise. It comes in many forms including
hybrid arrays, direct attached drives, PCIe flash and
accelerators that fit somewhere in between servers and
storage. With the price of flash continuing to drop,
hybrid storage is becoming more compelling to the small
and medium business for critical computing applications
such as databases and day-to-day operational
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was first introduced in 2004 to increase controls over credit card holder data and to reduce the chances of credit card fraud. Validation is required annually and over the years, it has evolved with new revisions periodically. The latest one, version 3.2 came into force in April 2016. Until the end of January 2018, PCI DSS and Payment Application Data Security Standards (PA-DSS) are considered best practice to implement, and starting February 1, 2018, are considered a requirement.
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored on premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where you may have less immediate control, you must still control your sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
NPMD solutions are typically not directly involved in the actual card cardholder transaction. However, given that many can potentially capture and transmit cardholder data they must be viewed as an integral part of a business’ PCI DSS compliance strategy, especially when investigating data breaches for the purposes of reporting or remediation.
Therefore, beyond satisfying your service delivery monitoring and troubleshooting requirements, be sure to verify your NPMD solution protects cardholder data and aids your efforts in PCI DSS compliance.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Mar 30, 2016
Demonstrating compliance with PCI DSS is far from a trivial exercise. Those 12 requirements often translate into a lot of manual and labor-intensive tasks, along with the need to access data and reports from many different systems and tools. Watch this technical demo to learn how AlienVault can simplify PCI DSS compliance and improve your overall security posture.
• Common PCI DSS compliance challenges
• Questions to ask as you plan and prepare
• Core capabilities needed to demonstrate compliance
• How AlienVault Unified Security Management simplifies compliance
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Aug 11, 2015
This webinar talks about common PCI DSS compliance challenges, questions to ask as you plan and prepare, core capabilities needed to demonstrate compliance, and how to simplify compliance with a unified approach to security
Published By: Worldpay
Published Date: Apr 29, 2015
In 2014, the UK saw online sales exceed £10bn per month. For small businesses, getting online is a great way to increase revenue.
However, there’s no escaping the fact that small e-retailers are most at risk of suffering a data breach and that breaches are increasing. It is your responsibility to keep the card payment data of your customers safe and a failure to secure your systems could be a costly mistake which leads to penalty fines, lost custom and bad publicity.
Worldpay is the leading payments provider in the UK and Europe. Whilst Worldpay has fewer businesses suffering data breaches, compared to our market size, we have a unique oversight on most UK card data breaches. We have compiled our insight and advice into this guide so all businesses, new or old, can ensure they are prepared.
Merchants and service providers that process credit card payments must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), now at Version 3.0. Whether the transaction occurs in a store or online, and regardless of the environment, from physical Point of Sale devices, to virtualized servers, or web servers in a public cloud, PCI DSS 3.0 mandates that these organizations are responsible for the security of their customers’ cardholder data. Read this white paper to learn more about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
Riverbed® SteelCentral™ NetAuditor plays an important role in ensuring compliance with the PCI security standards. This document explains the part played by each of the SteelCentral NetAuditor solutions.
Database users are increasingly interested in using Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) to speed up application performance. For many database administrators (DBAs), increased database performance directly impacts their user experience and bottom lines. Accelerating a single MySQL instance may allow DBAs to avoid painful sharding exercises, with all their attendant administration, application changes, and high capital and ongoing costs. With the wide range of SSDs available today, choosing any one can be difficult. This paper aims to answer the question, “Is it better to use slower SATA SSDs in RAID or a faster PCIe SSD to scale up MySQL database performance?"
Security breaches are all over the news, many of them a result of either insider threats or advanced persistent threats.
Companies and government agencies are looking for solutions to mitigate the risks these threats present. This white paper details three common Windows Server threat scenarios and explains the way that they can be neutralized. By following the guidelines in this white paper, organizations can guard against inside and outside threats, protect their Windows Server infrastructure and sensitive data, and meet relevant regulatory requirements.
Centrify Server Suite provides organizations with the control they need to thwart these threats. It protects their Windows Server environments by:
• Granting users just enough privilege to accomplish their business objectives, enabling secure management of Windows services.
• Making shared accounts in Active Directory accountable by associating the use of a shared account with the actual user.
• Protecting PCI data from domain admin
Published By: GreenSQL
Published Date: Nov 11, 2014
This white paper contains administrative and operational best practices that should be performed from a security perspective when using Microsoft SQL server. These best practices cover operative instructions and example code snippets needed for DBAs and Server Administrators.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
If you're like most IT practitioners, you are busy. You have a million things to do and preparing the reports needed to prove PCI DSS compliance requires time you just don't have. It doesn't have to be so hard. Join compliance experts from Terra Verde Services and AlienVault for this practical session on how to take the pain out of PCI DSS reporting.
• The key reporting requirements of the PCI DSS standard
• The security technologies you need to collect the required data
• How AlienVault USM can generate these reports in minutes, not days
• How to use your audit reports to improve security on an on-going basis
In addition to high reliability and availability, enterprise mission critical applications, data centers operating 24x7, and data analysis platforms all demand powerful data processing capabilities and stability. The NEC PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft® SQL Server® is a best-practice reference architecture for such demanding workloads. It comprises an Express 5800 Scalable Enterprise Server Series with Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family CPUs, high-performance HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage, and Microsoft® SQL Server®
2014. When compared with the previous reference architecture based on a server with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family CPUs, benchmark testing demonstrated a performance improvement of up to 173% in logical scan rate in a data warehouse environment. The testing also demonstrated consistently fast and stable performance in online transaction processing (OLTP) that could potentially be encountered.
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