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Tech Tip: Is My PCI Compliance Good Enough to Serve as a Network Cybersecurity Audit?
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Sonya Bernhardt -- The Georgetowner Newspaper Sonya Bernhardt -- The Georgetowner Newspaper
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Georgetown , DC
Monday, November 18, 2019

 
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We often get asked: If an organization has passed its PCI compliance requirements for accepting credit cards, is there really a need for more security and compliance?

The answer is: Yes. While the PCI architecture and requirements heavily overlap network security issues, a network security audit is going to take a deeper look into how you utilize the technology you own. Most businesses typically need to conduct a network security audit at the same time they conduct a PCI audit.

The PCI regulations have gone a long way toward making every business that accepts credit cards become more secure. It’s a threat to the payment industry to have unsecured businesses responsible for millions in fraudulent charges. A good network security audit at the same time as your PCI audit typically provides for a balanced scale when weighing security and functionality.

Alan Edwards, CISM, is chief information officer at Computerware, Inc., in Vienna, Virginia.

 
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