Site Data Protection (SDP) Program- FAQs

PCI 360

The PCI 360 Education Program is a complimentary initiative offered by Mastercard to raise awareness and promote the adoption of PCI.

Brute Force Attacks – Overview and Best Practices for Merchants

This document highlights the methodology used by criminals to carry out brute force attacks against a merchant’s retail terminals or its web site’s online payment system, and provides best practices intended to help merchants prevent and detect such attacks.

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Deciphering Virtual Card Numbers and PCI DSS Compliance

This short presentation will offer a brief yet concise explanation on the impact to PCI DSS Compliance Reporting Scope when single use and multi-use virtual cards are processed, stored or transmitted.

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Information Security Policies and Procedures

This webinar is aimed at implementers of Information Security Policy. The goal of this module is to provide an overview of what an Information Security Policy is, why it is important, and how to implement a policy that meets the requirements of the PCI DSS.

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Introduction to General Guidance on Tokenization

This document highlights the benefits provided through the use of Tokenization, defines the type of tokens that are commonly used in the payment industry and their impact on PCI Scope. Illustrations are delivered for both Card Present (Face to Face transactions) and Card Not Present (Initial Presentment, Near Field Communication and Card on File).

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Level 4 Merchant PCI Compliance: Five Best Practices

This document discusses recent research findings on small business security and the five best practices Level 4 Merchants can put in place to protect their business from data thieves.

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Malware Attacks Targeting POS Integrators/Resellers – Sikich White Paper

Integrators have become the #1 attack vector in payment card breaches. Attackers realize that targeting a single integrator could reveal the usernames and passwords for dozens, if not hundreds, of individual businesses.  

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Remote Access

The goal of this presentation is to off guidance on securing remote access per the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, better known as the PCI DSS.  In this presentation I will address what remote access is, why properly securing & implementing remote access is important, and how to implement remote access…

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Secure Payment Technologies Demystified (US Payment Security Taskforce)

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Security Considerations for Mobile Point-of-Sale Acceptance

An overview of the evolving mobile payments landscape and important security considerations for acquirers and their merchants.

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Security Incident Response Planning, a Closer Look at PCI DSS v3.0 Requirement 12.10

This webinar is aimed at implementers of Security Incident Response Plans. The goal of this module is to provide an overview of what a Security Incident Response Plan is, why it is important, and how to implement a policy that meets the requirements of the PCI DSS, specifically Requirement 12.10.

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Site Data Protection (SDP) Program- FAQs

This document highlights frequently asked questions about the Mastercard Site Data Protection (SDP) Program and addresses updates to the Program announced on 1 March 2017.  

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SSL, TLS, SHA, RC4: What it all means for payments

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The End of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

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Understanding PCI PA-DSS

Understanding PCI PA-DSS: Security for Applications and for Organizations This document highlights the scope and purpose of PA-DSS, discusses the elements of the PCI PA-DSS validation, and addresses the way which merchants or service providers can use an application validated for PA-DSS compliance.

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US Payment Security Taskforce Strategic Roadmap

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Why is PCI Important to Me?

Take advantage of this helpful resource for answers to some of the most poignant questions of the small merchant community. What is PCI and why is it important to me? What is an account data compromise and where can I go for help? Read this white paper for more information on what you as a…

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X.25 Within the Payment Industry

Some businesses within the payments space still use X.25 technology to communicate and process payment card transactions. It is important to remember that if an entity is using X.25 networks to transmit cardholder data or to provide access to systems that store, transmit, or process cardholder data, these networks may be included in the cardholder…

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