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"--
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.
Author: Branden R. Williams
Release Date: 2011-04-18
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 to develop and implement an effective security strategy to keep infrastructures compliant Well known authors have extensive information security backgrounds
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: Steve Wright
Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
Release Date: 2011-04-19
Genre: Computer networks
This newly revised, practical guide, gives you a step by step guide to achieving Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance - showing you how to create, design and build a PCI compliance framework.
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.
As PCI DSS is now well into its second decade, the standard is now mature. The dramatic between early versions have fizzled to clarifications and select new requirements. While the expanse of documentation for PCI DSS continues to grow without bounds, the piece that kicked off careers, products, and the ecosystem is now stable. PCI DSS version 3.2, the latest in a string of updates to the original PCI DSS standard, is the target for many companies who handle cardholder data. In this text, readers will learn all of the updates and nuances for this latest version of the standard. If you are a merchant, I sincerely hope your PCI DSS scope reduces to nothing! This book is meant to be a companion to PCI Compliance: Understand and Implement Effective PCI Compliance, 4th Ed. (Syngress) bringing the changes in PCI DSS 3.1 and 3.2 into this supplementary reference text.
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.
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.
Follow step-by-step guidance to craft a successful security program. You will identify with the paradoxes of information security and discover handy tools that hook security controls into business processes. Information security is more than configuring firewalls, removing viruses, hacking machines, or setting passwords. Creating and promoting a successful security program requires skills in organizational consulting, diplomacy, change management, risk analysis, and out-of-the-box thinking. What You Will Learn: Build a security program that will fit neatly into an organization and change dynamically to suit both the needs of the organization and survive constantly changing threats Prepare for and pass such common audits as PCI-DSS, SSAE-16, and ISO 27001 Calibrate the scope, and customize security controls to fit into an organization’s culture Implement the most challenging processes, pointing out common pitfalls and distractions Frame security and risk issues to be clear and actionable so that decision makers, technical personnel, and users will listen and value your advice Who This Book Is For: IT professionals moving into the security field; new security managers, directors, project heads, and would-be CISOs; and security specialists from other disciplines moving into information security (e.g., former military security professionals, law enforcement professionals, and physical security professionals)
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: George L Stefanek
Release Date: 2002-04-19
Protecting computer networks and their client computers against willful (or accidental) attacks is a growing concern for organizations and their information technology managers. This book draws upon the author's years of experience in computer security to describe a set of over 200 "rules" designed to enhance the security of a computer network (and its data) and to allow quick detection of an attack and development of effective defensive responses to attacks. Both novice and experienced network administrators will find this book an essential part of their professional "tool kit." It is also essential reading for a corporate or organization manager who needs a solid understanding of the issues involved in computer security. Much literature is available on network and data security that describes security concepts, but offers so many different solutions to information security problems that it typically overwhelms both the novice and the experienced network administrator. This book presents a simple set of rules important in maintaining good information security. These rules or best practices are intended to be a recipe for setting up network and information security. This manual will take the mystery out of configuring an information security solution and provide a framework which the novice as well as experienced network administrator can follow and adapt to their network and data environment. * Provides practical, "battle tested" rules and guidelines to protect computer networks against different forms of attack * Covers both network and client level attacks, including attacks via the internet and damage to the physical hardware of a network