Vol 30 04-Aug-11
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Information is power. Secure IT.

Understanding PCI DSS Compliance Requirements
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has prescribed PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) for keeping payment cardholder data secure. PCI DSS applies to any business that stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data. In practice, this means PCI applies to all merchants that accept card payments, as well as to the member financial institutions and service providers that process the associated transactions. Read More.

Controls and Governance for Cloud Computing

Of late, Cloud Computing has grown from being a promising business concept to one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry. Companies have recognised that by simply tapping into the cloud they can gain fast access to best-of-breed business applications or drastically boost their infrastructure resources, all at negligible cost. But as more and more information on individuals and companies is placed in the cloud, concerns are beginning to grow about just how safe an environment it is. However, Cloud Computing is fraught with security risks and more and more concerns are being raised on the risks involved. Read More.

Covert Hard Drive Fragmentation embeds a Spy's Secrets

Good news for spies. There is now a way to hide data on a hard drive without using encryption. Instead of using a cipher to scramble text, the method involves manipulating the location of data fragments. The inventors say their method makes it possible to encode a 20-megabyte message on a 160-gigabyte portable hard drive. It hides data so well that its existence would be “unreasonably complex” to detect, they say.Read More.

In Other News & Views:

US$ 19 million insider fraud
A Treasury Department employee of a leading bank pulls a $ 19 million fraud. Read more.

How Did That Towel End Up in my Suitcase?
Hotel guests may want to think twice now before walking off with that bathrobe. Linen Technology Tracking, a company in Miami, has patented a washable RFID chip that can be sewn into towels, robes and bed sheets, allowing hotels to keep track of their linens. Read More.

Hackers Trick Goods out of Online Shipping Sites
A Team of computer security researchers have gone on an online shopping spree, after discovering a series of flaws in payment software. Read More.

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