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In the wake of some major data thefts in the past few months, the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing last week on “Data Security: Examining Efforts to Protect Americans’ Financial Information” to find some answers. To get to the bottom of these data thefts perpetrated against […]

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In the last six months, retail executives (particularly those in audit and IT) have been closely following the debate over changes made to MasterCard’s Site Data Protection (SDP) Program in June 2009. The changes focused on a key area of achieving PCI compliance: the option to have the PCI DSS Attestation of Compliance for Onsite […]

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Earlier this year, I testified at a Congressional hearing held by the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology. During the hearing, I told members of Congress that PCI is little more than an elaborate patch. While PCI can reduce some fraud – at extraordinary cost – it is […]

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