Avoiding The Left Turns In Your Information Security Strategy

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If there is one thing I hate about driving and openly avoid, it is the left turn. Having been in two major car accidents, both of which included left turn scenarios (neither of them my fault), I have good reason to feel the way I do. It turns out there are many others that agree with me.

Why Proactive Compliance for Your Business is a Lot Like Doing Yoga

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Yoga in Vendi Sanskrit means “to add”, “to join“, and “to unite.” Proactive PCI compliance for businesses is a lot like Yoga in that is intended to be an encompassing platform that unites all the aspects of business together for the sake of elevated data security.

PCI DSS Pratical Guidelines for Compliance

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Security is something you do continuously and diligently; not something you check off on a "to do" list and then sit back and relax.

Comitting to the 12-Step Program for PCI DSS: Protect Cardholder Data

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All of the changes fall under the category of "clarification" where the Council attempted to provide more complete explanations of the intent or spirit of the requirements, particularly with regard to key management.


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Protocol Resources

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Guide to Safe Payments

Simple guidance for understanding the risk to small businesses, security basics to protect against payment data theft, and where to go for help.

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Common Payment Systems

Real-life visuals to help identify what type of payment system small businesses use, the kinds of risks associated with their system, and actions they can take to protect it.

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Questions to Ask Your Vendors

A list of the common vendors small businesses rely on and specific questions to ask them to make sure they are protecting customer payment data.

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Glossary of Payment and Information Security Terms

Easy-to-understand explanations of technical terms used in payment security. For more PCI payment protection resources for small business click here