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IT Audit & Compliance

IT Audit & Compliance

Retain us for Proactive Cyber Security and Financial services for StateRAMP, GAAP, FedRAMP, CMMC, PCI, HIPAA, NIST-FISMA, 800-53, 800-171, CJIS , DFARS , SOC 1, SOC 2, GDPR, CCPA, ISO 27001, NERC CIP, SOX 404, C5 and others.

IT Risk Assessment & Management

IT Risk Assessment & Management

Defending against today's cyber threat landscape and financial fraud requires a Proactive Integrated Risk Management (IRM) strategy, a real-time approach to assessing and managing risk and diligent attention to details.

IT Policies & Governance

IT Policies & Governance

Governance is the foundation for ALL Proactive Cyber Security, Financial Compliance and Policy programs by outlining the structure, authority, and processes needed to execute the organization's mission to remain compliant.

Vulnerability & Penetration Testing

Vulnerability & Penetration Testing

Identify threats first with proactive cyber security vulnerability and penetration testing services you need to find and prevent risks to your business before hackers or malicious insiders do.

Cybervisor® Advisory Services

Cybervisor® Advisory Services

Start-ups to multinationals across all business sectors depend on our preeminently qualified proactive cyber security assistance to implement effective controls and countermeasures.

Awareness & Training

Awareness & Training

Engage with our Human Hacking Awareness, Red Team Attack Simulation, Insider Threat, Secure Coding and awareness training programs to promote Proactive Cyber Security© internally and globally.

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Timeline for PCI DSS 4.0: The Eighth Requirement and Strong Authentication

Moving through the requirements of PCI DSS 4.0, we’re well over halfway through. During this journey, we’ve touched on cryptography, security and perimeter management, network security, authorization, and other critical security considerations. Now, we come up against the authentication and identity management problem with the eighth requirement. 

Authentication isn’t simply about passwords and CAPTCHAs, however. Regarding payment processing and protecting cardholder data, retailers and processors are expected to implement strong and effective authentication at the point of purchase and in any system that holds PAN information. 

 

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Timeline for PCI DSS 4.0: The Seventh Requirement and System Access

As we work through the requirements of PCI DSS, we’ve run into several calls for securing data against “unauthorized users.” Operationally, this makes sense–cardholder data should be protected against use or viewing by people that don’t have a reason to do so. However, any effective IT security system must have a method to ensure that only authorized individuals access resources. This is what the seventh requirement of PCI DSS 4.0 addresses–restricting access to system components and cardholder data. 

 

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Timeline for PCI DSS 4.0: The Sixth Requirement and Maintaining Secure Systems

Software, whether a locale installation or a web application, carries the risk of attack. While phishing and other social engineering attacks are some of the most common forms of a system breach, hackers still go for open vulnerabilities in software, whether due to bugs or misconfigured settings. That’s why the sixth requirement of the PCI DSS 4.0 emphasizes the practices and policies that help maintain secure software. 

 

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Timeline for PCI DSS 4.0: The Fifth Requirement and Malicious Software

Malware is an ever-present, if sometimes forgotten, threat to our IT systems. We tend to think that anti-malware and other security measures have effectively blocked out the threats of old worms and viruses. The real threat is against network and application security. However, hackers always look to launch malware into compromised systems to listen, learn, and steal information. 

The fifth requirement of PCI DSS 4.0 is all about protection against malware. IT systems handling PAN or other cardholder information must have specific anti-malware security measures to mitigate these threats and ensure that they haven’t made their way into protected system resources. 

 

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