5 Essential Tips For Those New To A PCI Scan

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Recently, we have started with a significant number of new clients on ASV scanning projects. This is the PCI scan on networks that needs to be performed by merchants and service providers. Nothing new in that. We have been an ASV for over ten years. What has caught our eye is what has prompted these… Read more »

6 Signs Of Poor Cyber Security Health

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Business owners: is your cyber security health at risk? I can tell you that the bar for cyber security health in many small businesses is very low indeed. There are two important facts I’d like to point out concerning the cyber security health of the nation. Firstly, that the economy consists mostly of smaller businesses, many… Read more »

Cyber Essentials Certification Body

We’re pleased to announce that Ambersail is a Cyber Essentials Certification Body and we can help you achieve either Stage 1 or Stage 2 compliance as required. Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-sponsored scheme open to organisations of all sizes.  It includes a formal certification showing adherence to a basic set of information security controls. It is… Read more »

PCI: Your eCommerce Web Sites Are In Scope

“Essentially, all merchant eCommerce sites that previously escaped mandatory security assessment can no longer be overlooked.” We now anticipate that many small merchants will find their web sites in scope for PCI compliance under PCI DSS v3. We wrote earlier this year concerning the potential for scope changes brought about by PCI DSS v3. Now that the official v3 SAQ documents… Read more »

Apple Secure Coding Guide

We note that Apple has just released a document entitled “Secure Coding Guide” and it covers OSX and iOS development. >From the intro: “Secure coding is important for all software; if you write any code that runs on Macintosh computers or on iOS devices, from scripts for your own use to commercial software applications, you… Read more »

ROC Reporting Template, PCI DSS V3

The PCI SSC has released the official ROC reporting template for PCI DSS version 3. This is important because it now means that QSA companies can now conduct on-site assessments using PCI DSS version 3. The reporting instructions are available for public inspection here.   Related Posts: PCI Penetration Testing 5 Essential Tips For Those New To… Read more »