PCI DSS 4.0 Is Coming… What Should Businesses Expect?

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After several delays and timeline shifts to accommodate vendor and auditor feedback, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council will release the newest version of the framework, PCI DSS 4.0. This standard, expected to launch at the end of March 2022, will fundamentally alter some key components of the framework to help support payment acceptance for modern devices and consumers. 

Here is what we are expecting to come down the pipeline once PCI 4.0 hits the market. 

 

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What Are Carve-Out and Inclusive Auditing Methods for SOC Reporting?

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SOC audits are some of the most common non-regulatory audits in the U.S. These attestations provide companies with a way to demonstrate their dedication to transparent and secure financial reporting and protecting consumer information. Accordingly, SOC reporting can become an in-depth and complicated task that is rendered even more complicated when factoring in subservice providers. 

We’ll cover two ways to account for subservice provider services in your financial and IT infrastructure: carve-out and inclusive reporting. 

 

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What is the Difference Between DFARS and CMMC?

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Security and compliance are paramount in the defense industry–even for unclassified information, like Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The operations of these particular industries call for the utmost discretion, and all stakeholders must be on the same page. 

As modern digital infrastructure makes its way into the defense supply chain, it’s equally crucial for contractors and business operators to meet these exact requirements. That’s why the Department of Defense (DoD) has created two different cybersecurity frameworks over the past few decades–the Defense Acquisition Federal Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework.

 

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