This article highlights the NIST key lifecycle recommendations in relation to PCI DSS compliance.Read more
EMV chips on payment cards contain cryptographic co-processors and dual interfaces that allow for contact and contactless payment options. When issuing an EMV card, the customer’s information is extracted from the bank or financial institution’s database.Read more
Migrating from magnetic stripes to EMV based smart cards is a challenging endeavour for banks and their IT teams. Even for small banks, necessary card data preparation rapidly overshoots the level of millions of data entries. In the frame of the migration process, banks need new systems and new processes, interweaving additional external entities.Read more
This article discusses how the security protection of payment card data used in a transaction can be maximized by integrating PCI DSS with EMV technology.
This article discusses how various factors and related controls can affect the effectiveness and strength of the security protection for a cryptographic system.
It gives particular consideration to the requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI)Read more
This article discusses methods of restoring secure systems, such as payment card processing, to normal cryptographic operation after an attack or adverse event is detected and recovering access to critical information.Read more
During April 2015, PCI DSS v3.1 was released as the latest iteration for industry-wide requirements and guidelines for securing cardholder data.
This blog post discusses the cryptographic key management techniques used in the banking industry to comply with PCI DSS.