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Roque Wave; Secure Payments Article January 11, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in InfoSec & Privacy, Laws and Leglslation.
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This is an excerpt from an article I wrote a couple of years ago called “The Rogue Wave”.  It discusses a high level overview of Doctrine, Tactics and Strategy and applying PCI DSS as doctrine…You can read the full article here.

“Recent data compromises have continued to illustrate the challenges of securing data in an increasingly hostile environment.  Companies are faced with securing and protecting their valuable information form a growing number of increasingly sophisticated and organized groups determined to steal valuable data.  Historically, the response to data compromises has been to pass and enforce increasingly strict standards, regulations, and laws detailing the specific steps companies must take to protect data and the required disclosure should data be compromised.  Those companies that are the unfortunate victims of data thieves are criticized and vilified for “losing data”.  In spite of the efforts being focused upon compliance with the various laws and standards, data compromises continue in their steep upward trend seemingly unabated…”

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