Author: Branden R. Williams
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Identity theft and other confidential information theft have now topped the charts as the leading cybercrime. In particular, credit card data is preferred by cybercriminals. Is your payment processing secure and compliant? The new Fourth Edition of PCI Compliance has been revised to follow the new PCI DSS standard version 3.0, which is the official version beginning in January 2014. Also new to the Fourth Edition: additional case studies and clear guidelines and instructions for maintaining PCI compliance globally, including coverage of technologies such as NFC, P2PE, CNP/Mobile, and EMV. This is the first book to address the recent updates to PCI DSS. The real-world scenarios and hands-on guidance are also new approaches to this topic. All-new case studies and fraud studies have been added to the Fourth Edition. Each chapter has how-to guidance to walk you through implementing concepts, and real-world scenarios to help you relate to the information and better grasp how it impacts your data. This book provides the information that you need in order to understand the current PCI Data Security standards and how to effectively implement security on network infrastructure in order to be compliant with the credit card industry guidelines, and help you protect sensitive and personally-identifiable information. Completely updated to follow the most current PCI DSS standard, version 3.0 Packed with help to develop and implement an effective strategy to keep infrastructure compliant and secure Includes coverage of new and emerging technologies such as NFC, P2PE, CNP/Mobile, and EMV Both authors have broad information security backgrounds, including extensive PCI DSS experience
Author: Branden R. Williams
Release Date: 2012-09-01
The credit card industry established the PCI Data Security Standards to provide a minimum standard for how vendors should protect data to ensure it is not stolen by fraudsters. PCI Compliance, 3e, provides the information readers need to understand the current PCI Data Security standards, which have recently been updated to version 2.0, and how to effectively implement security within your company to be compliant with the credit card industry guidelines and protect sensitive and personally identifiable information. Security breaches continue to occur on a regular basis, affecting millions of customers and costing companies millions of dollars in fines and reparations. That doesn’t include the effects such security breaches have on the reputation of the companies that suffer attacks. PCI Compliance, 3e, helps readers avoid costly breaches and inefficient compliance initiatives to keep their infrastructure secure. Provides a clear explanation of PCI Provides practical case studies, fraud studies, and analysis of PCI The first book to address version 2.0 updates to the PCI DSS, security strategy to keep your infrastructure PCI compliant
"There are a variety of regulatory mandates and industry guidelines that impact information security, but none have the virtually universal scope of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). Every business around the world that accepts, processes, transmits, or stores credit card data is subject to compliance with PCI DSS"--
Although organizations that store, process, or transmit cardholder information are required to comply with payment card industry standards, most find it extremely challenging to comply with and meet the requirements of these technically rigorous standards. PCI Compliance: The Definitive Guide explains the ins and outs of the payment card industry (PCI) security standards in a manner that is easy to understand. This step-by-step guidebook delves into PCI standards from an implementation standpoint. It begins with a basic introduction to PCI compliance, including its history and evolution. It then thoroughly and methodically examines the specific requirements of PCI compliance. PCI requirements are presented along with notes and assessment techniques for auditors and assessors. The text outlines application development and implementation strategies for Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) implementation and validation. Explaining the PCI standards from an implementation standpoint, it clarifies the intent of the standards on key issues and challenges that entities must overcome in their quest to meet compliance requirements. The book goes beyond detailing the requirements of the PCI standards to delve into the multiple implementation strategies available for achieving PCI compliance. The book includes a special appendix on the recently released PCI-DSS v 3.0. It also contains case studies from a variety of industries undergoing compliance, including banking, retail, outsourcing, software development, and processors. Outlining solutions extracted from successful real-world PCI implementations, the book ends with a discussion of PA-DSS standards and validation requirements.
Author: Slava Gomzin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Must-have guide for professionals responsible for securing credit and debit card transactions As recent breaches like Target and Neiman Marcus show, payment card information is involved in more security breaches than any other data type. In too many places, sensitive card data is simply not protected adequately. Hacking Point of Sale is a compelling book that tackles this enormous problem head-on. Exploring all aspects of the problem in detail - from how attacks are structured to the structure of magnetic strips to point-to-point encryption, and more – it's packed with practical recommendations. This terrific resource goes beyond standard PCI compliance guides to offer real solutions on how to achieve better security at the point of sale. A unique book on credit and debit card security, with an emphasis on point-to-point encryption of payment transactions (P2PE) from standards to design to application Explores all groups of security standards applicable to payment applications, including PCI, FIPS, ANSI, EMV, and ISO Explains how protected areas are hacked and how hackers spot vulnerabilities Proposes defensive maneuvers, such as introducing cryptography to payment applications and better securing application code Hacking Point of Sale: Payment Application Secrets, Threats, and Solutions is essential reading for security providers, software architects, consultants, and other professionals charged with addressing this serious problem.
This book provides information, guidelines, best practices, relevant sources and explanation of the PCI Standards, majorly the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PCI Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), PIN Transactional Security Standard (PTS) and Point-to-Point Encryption Standard (P2PE). Commonly referred to as the PCI Standards Family, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has developed this set of standards to ensure the protection of cardholder data. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or PCI DSS is one of the most important data security standards of the recent times. All organizations that handle credit card information as a part of their business need to meet the standard's data security requirements. The author has expertly crafted this book as a guide for individuals undertaking the journey to achieve PCI DSS compliance with required proper understanding. The PCI SSC standards provide particular and very specific guidelines for merchants, business and all other entities that are involved in the storage, processing or transmission of cardholder data and sensitive card information. This book aims to educate all stakeholders and entities about PCI standards, guidelines and best practices as outlined by the PCI SSC, and the importance of complying with the PCI standards. These standards cover all aspects of the payment card lifecycle, from the designing, production, development, usage and destruction at the end of life, to the design, development, and manufacturing of software and hardware that are utilized for storing, transmitting and processing cardholder information and sensitive card data. A single solution doesn't guarantee security against all external/internal threats and the risks of customer card data. But you are proceeding in the right direction if you are trying to understand the standard and achieve compliance.
Author: Writer and Editor for the Yoursecondfifty Com/Magazine Mike Harwood
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2015-07-20
The Second Edition of Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking provides an in-depth look at how to secure mobile users as customer-facing information migrates from mainframe computers and application servers to Web-enabled applications. Written by an industry expert, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of the evolutionary changes that have occurred in computing, communications, and social networking and discusses how to secure systems against all the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Web-enabled applications accessible via the internet. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to successfully secure Web-enabled applications.
This book guides readers through building an IT security plan. Offering a template, it helps readers to prioritize risks, conform to regulation, plan their defense and secure proprietary/confidential information. The process is documented in the supplemental online security workbook. Security Planning is designed for the busy IT practitioner, who does not have time to become a security expert, but needs a security plan now. It also serves to educate the reader of a broader set of concepts related to the security environment through the Introductory Concepts and Advanced sections. The book serves entry level cyber-security courses through those in advanced security planning. Exercises range from easier questions to the challenging case study. This is the first text with an optional semester-long case study: Students plan security for a doctor’s office, which must adhere to HIPAA regulation. For software engineering-oriented students, a chapter on secure software development introduces security extensions to UML and use cases (with case study). The text also adopts the NSA’s Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) revamped 2014 plan, addressing five mandatory and 15 Optional Knowledge Units, as well as many ACM Information Assurance and Security core and elective requirements for Computer Science.
Author: Adam Gordon
Publisher: (ISC)2 Press
Release Date: 2015-03-11
As an information security professional, it is essential to stay current on the latest advances in technology and the effluence of security threats. Candidates for the CISSP® certification need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®), along with the ability to apply this indepth knowledge to daily practices. Recognized as one of the best tools available for security professionals, specifically for the candidate who is striving to become a CISSP, the Official (ISC)²® Guide to the CISSP® CBK®, Fourth Edition is both up-to-date and relevant. Reflecting the significant changes in the CISSP CBK, this book provides a comprehensive guide to the eight domains. Numerous illustrated examples and practical exercises are included in this book to demonstrate concepts and real-life scenarios. Endorsed by (ISC)² and compiled and reviewed by CISSPs and industry luminaries around the world, this textbook provides unrivaled preparation for the certification exam and is a reference that will serve you well into your career. Earning your CISSP is a respected achievement that validates your knowledge, skills, and experience in building and managing the security posture of your organization and provides you with membership to an elite network of professionals worldwide.
Identity theft has been steadily rising in recent years, and credit card data is one of the number one targets for identity theft. With a few pieces of key information. Organized crime has made malware development and computer networking attacks more professional and better defenses are necessary to protect against attack. The credit card industry established the PCI Data Security standards to provide a baseline expectancy for how vendors, or any entity that handles credit card transactions or data, should protect data to ensure it is not stolen or compromised. This book will provide the information that you need to understand the PCI Data Security standards and how to effectively implement security on the network infrastructure in order to be compliant with the credit card industry guidelines and protect sensitive and personally identifiable information. *PCI Data Security standards apply to every company globally that processes or transmits credit card transaction data *Information with helps to develop and implement an effective security strategy to keep their infrastructure compliant *The authors are well known and each has an extensive information security background, making them ideal for conveying the information the reader needs
Welcome to the 2017 edition of this book series on PCI DSS. If you're looking at this book, then you must have either an interest (in the field of PCI DSS compliance) or a need (your organization must become compliant, or currently has issues with PCI DSS compliance) to gain a better understanding of PCI DSS. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards maintained by the PCI SSC have the stated goal to protect card information. My experience is that most users can interpret most individual requirements, but lack the overall structured approach (the big picture) to meeting the standard's intent. The goal of this book is to provide a common understanding for business and technical people alike, and to provide a way for those people to communicate better about PCI DSS compliance, and information security in general. This is not a book for dummies. I believe that PCI DSS can be explained to laymen if properly presented. This book is the physical compilation of the 4 volumes initially produced only in digital formats. It follows the digital edition's structure and addresses the following ideas: 1. The Business Case for PCI DSS - What PCI DSS is and why it matters 2. PCI DSS Scoping - How scope is defined and documented 3. Building a PCI DSS Information Security Program - How organizations should approach the standard effectively and efficiently, and apply it to their in-scope environment (people, processes, and technology) 4. Hypothetical Case Studies - Examples of 4 fictitious but plausible companies' PCI compliance program.
Create appropriate, security-focused business propositions that consider the balance between cost, risk, and usability, while starting your journey to become an information security manager. Covering a wealth of information that explains exactly how the industry works today, this book focuses on how you can set up an effective information security practice, hire the right people, and strike the best balance between security controls, costs, and risks. Practical Information Security Management provides a wealth of practical advice for anyone responsible for information security management in the workplace, focusing on the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what’. Together we’ll cut through the policies, regulations, and standards to expose the real inner workings of what makes a security management program effective, covering the full gamut of subject matter pertaining to security management: organizational structures, security architectures, technical controls, governance frameworks, and operational security. This book was not written to help you pass your CISSP, CISM, or CISMP or become a PCI-DSS auditor. It won’t help you build an ISO 27001 or COBIT-compliant security management system, and it won’t help you become an ethical hacker or digital forensics investigator – there are many excellent books on the market that cover these subjects in detail. Instead, this is a practical book that offers years of real-world experience in helping you focus on the getting the job done. What You Will Learn Learn the practical aspects of being an effective information security manager Strike the right balance between cost and risk Take security policies and standards and make them work in reality Leverage complex security functions, such as Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Security Architecture Who This Book Is For“/div>divAnyone who wants to make a difference in offering effective security management for their business. You might already be a security manager seeking insight into areas of the job that you’ve not looked at before, or you might be a techie or risk guy wanting to switch into this challenging new career. Whatever your career goals are, Practical Security Management has something to offer you.
Objectives The purpose of Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, is to help you design networks that meet a customer’s business and technical goals. Whether your customer is another department within your own company or an external client, this book provides you with tested processes and tools to help you understand traffic flow, protocol behavior, and internetworking technologies. After completing this book, you will be equipped to design enterprise networks that meet a customer’s requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, affordability, security, and manageability. Audience This book is for you if you are an internetworking professional responsible for designing and maintaining medium- to large-sized enterprise networks. If you are a network engineer, architect, or technician who has a working knowledge of network protocols and technologies, this book will provide you with practical advice on applying your knowledge to internetwork design. This book also includes useful information for consultants, systems engineers, and sales engineers who design corporate networks for clients. In the fast-paced presales environment of many systems engineers, it often is difficult to slow down and insist on a top-down, structured systems analysis approach. Wherever possible, this book includes shortcuts and assumptions that can be made to speed up the network design process. Finally, this book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and information technology disciplines. Students who have taken one or two courses in networking theory will find Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, an approachable introduction to the engineering and business issues related to developing real-world networks that solve typical business problems. Changes for the Third Edition Networks have changed in many ways since the second edition was published. Many legacy technologies have disappeared and are no longer covered in the book. In addition, modern networks have become multifaceted, providing support for numerous bandwidth-hungry applications and a variety of devices, ranging from smart phones to tablet PCs to high-end servers. Modern users expect the network to be available all the time, from any device, and to let them securely collaborate with coworkers, friends, and family. Networks today support voice, video, high-definition TV, desktop sharing, virtual meetings, online training, virtual reality, and applications that we can’t even imagine that brilliant college students are busily creating in their dorm rooms. As applications rapidly change and put more demand on networks, the need to teach a systematic approach to network design is even more important than ever. With that need in mind, the third edition has been retooled to make it an ideal textbook for college students. The third edition features review questions and design scenarios at the end of each chapter to help students learn top-down network design. To address new demands on modern networks, the third edition of Top-Down Network Design also has updated material on the following topics: ¿ Network redundancy ¿ Modularity in network designs ¿ The Cisco SAFE security reference architecture ¿ The Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) ¿ Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) ¿ Ethernet scalability options, including 10-Gbps Ethernet and Metro Ethernet ¿ Network design and management tools
Author: Randall J. Boyle
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2015-01-23
For introductory courses in IT Security. A strong business focus through a solid technical presentation of security tools. Corporate Computer Security provides a strong business focus along with a solid technical understanding of security tools. This text gives students the IT security skills they need for the workplace. This edition is more business focused and contains additional hands-on projects, coverage of wireless and data security, and case studies. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Encourage Student’s to Apply Concepts: Each chapter now contains new hands-on projects that use contemporary software. Business Environment Focus: This edition includes more of a focus on the business applications of the concepts. Emphasis has been placed on securing corporate information systems, rather than just hosts in general. Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, exercises, and research findings appear throughout the text.