How Are Small Businesses Addressing PCI DSS 4.0?

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PCI DSS 4.0 is public and rolling out. Fortunately for most organizations, adopting the new requirements isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition as of July 2022. However, it’s quickly becoming apparent that businesses large and small must address the new PCI standards sooner, rather than later. This presents a few challenges and opportunities for small businesses. 

Here we’ll discuss what’s coming down the pipeline for PCI DSS as it relates to small businesses that may handle consumer credit information. While the standard is the same no matter the business size, the impact of the new standards will hit differently for SMBs. 


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Is Blockchain Technology Viable for Security?

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Blockchain, blockchain, blockchain. It seems like you can’t throw a rock without hitting someone discussing the potential for blockchain technology. And, for the most part, this is driven by consumer interest in technologies and the potential for innovation in the web 3.0 world we live in. 

While the consumer market is having a so-so engagement with blockchains, it is finding more purchase in enterprise applications–albeit with a few changes and customizations to address limitations. 


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PCI DSS and Customized Approach Validation

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With the new PCI DSS 4.0 updates now public, payment processors and security experts are examining some of the latest changes. One of the changes we’ve noticed (and one that will most likely make a massive difference for assessments) is the inclusion of customized approaches to PCI DSS assessment. This evolution of compensating controls in requirement assessment is set to alter how some companies think about their compliance obligations fundamentally. 


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