Eduardo Perez says, simply, the "time was right" for Visa's introduction of chip-based payments incentives for U.S. merchants. Visa's new mobile-to-EMV program offers PCI-audit-compliance waivers to qualified merchants who implement dual-interface contact and contactless acceptance.
Adoption of chip technology will not only help the U.S. payments infrastructure prepare for expected acceleration in mobile-based payments, Visa says, but will improve transaction security by providing dynamic authentication.
Oregon state agencies are coming together to develop a centralized plan, ending a previously siloed approach, to simplify compliance with Internal Revenue Service rules to safeguard taxpayer data, says state CISO Theresa Masse.
With the extension of ENISA's mandate into 2013 by the European Parliament & Council, the agency can continue to educate and collaborate with other nations on cybersecurity issues, an area of constant importance.
Though IT business application functions and security-focused practices are expected to be integrated as a single process, secure configuration is the management and control of configurations for information systems to enable security and facilitate the management of information security risk.
With the release of the new FFIEC Authentication Guidance, the need for effective strategies to mitigate known online risks has never been greater for banking institutions. Effective authentication methods also ensure institutions conform to new risk management and assessment requirements.
"If left unaddressed," GAO says, "these issues will continue to increase FDIC's risk that its sensitive and financial information will be subject to unauthorized disclosure, modification or destruction."
As far as Dr. Giles Hogben of ENISA is concerned, now might be the golden opportunity for information security experts to influence the security and privacy measures that may help define Internet safety for the next decade or beyond.
Bob Russo says the long-awaited PCI guidance on tokenization should provide merchants with a baseline for standardization and best practices, and serve as a roadmap for how tokenization can complement compliance with the PCI-DSS.