For retailers and merchants, January 1st, 2012 is the deadline after which all audits for PCI compliance need to be at the Data Security Standards 2.0. At Cisco we have invested in education content as well as architecture designs for PCI 2.0 to help retailers address compliance and secure credit card data.
Need to learn about the basics of PCI 2.0? Check out the following Fundamentals of PCI YouTube Video
For a little more deeper education about PCI including navigating the ins and outs of compliance, dig into design and implementation, and tips for a successful audit, check out the following Cisco Techwise TV episode titled "Everything You Wanted to Know About PCI But Were Afraid to Ask"
Recently there has been a series of news items as enterprises announce they have been breached and their sensitive customer and financial records compromised. According to Verizon 2011 Breach report 92% of the attacks were external and 76% of all data breached came from servers. The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum formed in 2006 that is responsible for the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a standard that is designed to protect cardholder data.
I sat down with Lindsay Parker, Cisco global retail industry director about Cisco's current investments and efforts to help retailers and merchants secure customer credit card data and maintain compliance with PCI DSS.