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Get Ready for PCI DSS Version 3.0 Compliance: Part 1

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If you’re still not ready for compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Version 3.0, it’s time to get it done before the January 1, 2015 deadline. Learn what you need to know about system components inventory, pen testing and service provider relationship management requirements in Part 1 of this two-part blog series.   

Live from VMWorld 2014: Building a Business Case for Compliancy and Disaster Recovery in Healthcare: The Impact of Industry Regulation

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Blogging live from VMWorld 2014, our Windstream blogger shares highlights from the forum “Compliancy and Disaster Recovery in Healthcare: The Impact of Industry Regulation.” Session leaders reviewed how pressures caused by healthcare industry regulatory changes are driving reliance on IT systems, increasingly so in light of HIPAA compliance requirements—and offer valuable insight into developing a disaster recovery roadmap.

PCI DSS Version 3.0: No Need to Worry

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The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is expected to release the new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Version 3.0 in November 2013, with a shift in perspective from compliance to security. If you’re worried about the implications new standards and work to done maintain compliance, you shouldn’t be. There’s adequate time to make the transition and with a trusted service provider, it should be fairly seamless and worry-free.

So You’re In Banking? What Cloud Security Strategy Do You Bank On?

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Like so many industries, cloud computing and cloud security solutions are rapidly changing consumer banking. Not so long ago, ATMs were the “big thing” in banking. We could drive right up to a money machine, press of a few buttons, and money magically appeared! The magic has only increased—increasing the need for solid cloud security strategies— as we access our accounts remotely, 24/7, from a variety of devices via cloud technologies. We deposit checks just by taking a picture of them. We can pay bills and in many cases, even accept credit card payments from our phones. The increase in demand for accessibility has placed an enormous strain on banking IT departments across the country, forcing computing and security innovation to be the norm.

PCI Compliance is Possible in the Cloud

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For companies required to be PCI compliant, the idea of making a move to the cloud has been daunting. While cloud computing adoption among businesses continues to increase dramatically every year, complex PCI compliance standards have often made it difficult to know if a business could store sensitive credit card information in the cloud—and if they could, how to do so and remain compliant. Now, many questions have been answered.

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