In an interview with the Information Security Media Group on Monday (December 1st), Nathalie Reinelt warned that merchants and other payment processors will still have significant security risks to contend with following the adoption of the EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) standard, which the federal government has committed to speed up over the next few months.
Despite their nature as top targets for hackers, the hospitality and healthcare sectors are among the world's most laggardly when it comes to cyber security awareness.
The findings of a new study from a UK-based payment processor should come as alarming news to the tens of millions of consumers whose card numbers were compromised in cyber attacks this year.
Version 3.0 of the guidance, originally published by the PCI council at the end of 2013 and active from the beginning of 2014, has to date been offered as best practice rather than a mandatory benchmark. On January 1st, however, PCI DSS 2.0 will be officially phased out and compliance with its successor made compulsory to all merchants that accept payment with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.
A new analysis of data trawled from online black markets has found that in the past three months alone, more than six million email accounts - and their credentials - have fallen into the hands of hackers.
Two months after Home Depot discovered that it had fallen victim to a massive data breach, the home improvement chain has shed some light on the financial and reputational damage it stands to incur as a result.
A new report from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) predicts that the five biggest economies in Europe will post growth of 4.9 per cent year on year for 2014 as a whole.
A recent ruling from the UK's data protection regulator should come as a serious warning to companies that store payment card data online, even in cases where encryption is employed.
The vast majority of US consumers feel that they're not in control of how corporations and the government collect and use their personal data.
After a year in which tens of millions of US consumers' card numbers were compromised in a handful of massive data breaches, the PCI council has discussed some of the steps it might take in future versions of PCI DSS to prevent this from becoming a regular occurrence.