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On July 17, 2011

I Don’t Want an Authentication Token!

Many users complain that carrying around a token device in their pocket or key chain (key fob with a little display on it, USB device to plug into their computer, etc.) to use for entering their second form of authentication when logging into security compliant  computer systems is very troublesome ...

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On July 1, 2011

Are you surprised your vendor has your credit card information stored from last year’s transaction?

This is a funny but true story.  Funny as long as your information has not been misused or compromised. I deal with a vendor for our show tchotchkes every year.  Recently, I ordered a new design of tchotchkes and when it came to payment time, the vendor said she had all my information.  I was q ...

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On June 24, 2011

You are responsible for compliance at your stores

At the end of the day, the only questions that are relevant are how important is your business to you and are you prepared to protect it?  A credit card breach at one of your stores, dealer site or at your home office can kill your business. If you haven’t lived through a breach – then you cann ...

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On June 21, 2011

Are you compliant if you fill out the SAQ C?

Highly unlikely is the short answer. PCI is not about filling out forms. It about securing your stores. The short form just makes it a little easier to fill out and then submit it. You are still agreeing to be compliant with all of the requirements of PCI DSS – yes, all 286 questions! You might as ...

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