Category Archives: PCI DSS

Chris Mark in September 2013 – SC Magazine (Interview and Article)

In the August, 2013 edition of Secure Computing Magazine (SC Magazine), I have an interview and article included.  The interview is for the cover story called “Beyond the Checkbox; PCI DSS” and the article is called “Understanding Parallax and Convergence to … Continue reading

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EMV: Payment Security Endzone?

As I’m buckling down for another fun-filled day of college football, I’m drawn to compare the GameDay set to some of the panels I’ve recently seen.  As Kirk, Lee, and the gang try to determine the best strategies for each … Continue reading

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“123456, password, welcome” – Yahoo Password Posted Online

A story today on MSNBC says that Yahoo Voices was compromised and 450,000 usernames/password posted online.  Not surprisingly, the passwords were not hashed or otherwise protected using encryption.  While the posting of passwords is nothing new what is interesting is … Continue reading

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“Are You Eating a Rotten Apple?” – Personal Data May have Been Exposed in Global Payments Breach

Let me preface this post by saying this is not intended to take shots at either Global Payments or the PCI DSS.  Rather, this post is intended to generate discussion and discourse on the topic of compliance and risk management. … Continue reading

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“Let’s Talk Data Security” – Heather Mark in July 2012 Greensheet & TransactionWorld

Heather Mark is interviewed in the July 2012 issue of Greensheet in the article titled: “Expert Advice on Security Defense and Planning”.    The article discusses strategies for preventing and dealing with data breaches with the payment card industry.    Additionally, … Continue reading

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