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Maintaining Your Compliance with the PCI DSS – All Year Round

Compliance with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is mandatory for all businesses accepting cards for payment. The Standard ensures appropriate security protocols are applied to your payment acceptance environment to protect against fraud.   In its simplest form, the process of achieving compliance involves a scoping (or profiling) stage, which determines […]

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The TLS deadline is fast approaching. What it is & how we can help your customers be prepared
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The TLS deadline is fast approaching. We examine what it is and how we can help your customers be prepared

With the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) 30th June 2018 deadline fast approaching, it’s important that your customers are prepared to migrate to a secure version of TLS .   Back in October of last year, Sysnet’s Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support QSA, highlighted the key factors as to what the TLS […]

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Understanding the scope for PCI DSS
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Understanding the scope for PCI DSS

When undertaking any kind of PCI DSS assessment, whether it is a formal assessment or self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ), the most important thing is ensuring that the scope is correct. Without an understanding of the scope, systems may be overlooked and/or insufficient security controls applied. This may lead to a risk of data breach.   Conversely, […]

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New PCI SSC Scoping & Segmentation Guidance: what does it mean?
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New PCI SSC Scoping & Segmentation Guidance: what does it mean?

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support QSA   Since the earliest iterations of the PCI DSS, the standard has included the requirement for scoping and has referenced network segmentation as a method of reducing the scope, cost and difficulty of a PCI DSS assessment. For just as long organisations, QSAs and ISAs have been seeking further guidance […]

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Demystifying existing non-listed P2PE Solutions
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Demystifying existing non-listed P2PE Solutions

by Leon van Aswegen, Senior Consulting Manager   In the last two years, the PCI P2PE Standard has gained in popularity amongst Acquirers, Solution Providers, Merchants and their assessing QSAs.   This is because PCI P2PE Solutions provide independently assured protection for account data from the point of capture, reducing where and how PCI DSS […]

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Non-compliance fees; considering alternative approaches
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Non-compliance fees; considering alternative approaches

Non-compliance fees are viewed by many as an acceptable short-term solution to a merchant’s unwillingness to engage with a compliance program. However, often despite the best efforts by acquirers, some merchants continue to remain disengaged.   So when a merchant ignores notifications regarding their non-compliance status and the application of non-compliance fees, it may be […]

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SHA-1 - the PCI Council’s views revealed
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SHA-1 – the PCI Council’s views revealed

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support QSA   Back in June, Sysnet reported on SHA-1 based certificates and why support was ceasing. In that article we also examined the potential impact on ecommerce businesses. Recently, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has released their own guidance on SHA-1 in the form of a Frequently Asked […]

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