"It should provide fuel for anyone calling for data breach legislation to include criminal sanctions ...," says Neal O'Farrell of the Identity Theft Council. "This was nothing short of a clumsy cover-up."
The PCI Security Standards Council's new guidance for tokenization offers clarification and recommendations for merchants struggling to determine which tokenization solution is best, especially where compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is concerned.
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.
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.
Some 200 people have reported fraudulent debit and credit transactions hitting their accounts after dining at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Texas. Investigators believe a third-party vendor may have been hacked.
The new virtualization guidance issued by the PCI Security Standards Council urges organizations to take a risk-based approach when dealing with virtualization methods, especially within cardholder data environments.
"Most convenience stores are concerned about pay-at-the-pump skimming. But they can only focus on so much," says Gray Taylor, a security and compliance expert with the National Association of Convenience Stores.