Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wireless Security Ramped Up by PCI Rules

"Beginning Sept. 30, Visa will require merchants and related businesses to conduct wireless security scans to prove compliance with version 1.2 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) which is designed to safeguard cardholder data from wireless threats."

The PCI DSS Wireless Guidelines were published in July 2009 and since then, vendors have been producing  tools to prove compliance. The rules were introduced after the Heartland Security Breach, in which more than 100,000 credit cards were compromised.

Credit Card fraud continues to be one of the most common types of fraud.

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