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Why 41 Percent of You Would Fail a PCI Audit – CSO Online – Security and Risk

Posted in PCI,POS,Retail by ebs4pos on March 1, 2010

Security vendors are launching a gazillion products this week at RSA Conference 2010, but hidden in all of those press releases are a few nuggets that illustrate the big picture trends. Here are a few of the more interesting items found in the press room this morning:

QSAs: 41 Percent of Companies Would Fail PCI audit

New research from The Ponemon Institute suggests nearly half of the companies out there would bomb a PCI security audit.

The report says that while only two percent of businesses outright fail compliance audits, 41 percent would fail if unable to rely on temporary compensating controls to meet Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements. These alternative routes to compliance must meet QSA approval, but they may be just temporary fixes or be eliminated by future changes to PCI DSS. Their prevalence appears to indicate businesses are still coming up to the speed with the security standard introduced in 2006.

via RSA 2010: Why 41 Percent of You Would Fail a PCI Audit – CSO Online – Security and Risk.

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