FAQ Friday: PCI DSS Compliance and SMBs

By Steve Sims, CISSP, TierPoint Sales Engineer

Customers frequently ask many questions about compliance in the cloud. In particular, SMBs often ask us how they can be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) even if they are not required to be. Every day, we share compliance advice and educate customers about selecting the right type of infrastructure solution (e.g. private or public cloud) for compliance and at what cost.

Recently, we teamed up with Fortinet, one of our technology partners, to host a forum in Seattle and Spokane addressing several security issues: Here are some highlights from our discussion: Continue reading

PCI DSS 3.0 Compliance

Using TierPoint’s Cloud & Managed Security Services

By Steve Sims, Sales Engineer, TierPoint Spokane

Vietual CardIn a recent poll conducted by American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC), 64% of consumers do not trust retailers with their credit card information. From 2012 to 2013, data breaches have gone up by 30% and the number continues to grow. In 2014 alone, we have seen 644 breaches and 78 million records exposed. This is another increase of 26% across multiple industries. To help combat this, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) 3.0 were released this year, with a compliance deadline of January 1st, 2015. Continue reading