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Checklist to Compliance: Cloud Encryption Best Practices for Financial Services

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In many industries, cloud computing is now vital to remaining competitive. The cloud typically offers superior flexibility, scalability, accessibility, and high availability, enabling businesses to grow more agile and responsive. Regulatory compliance concerns often make banks and other financial service providers slower to adopt the cloud, but even in the financial services industry, the cloud will soon become a necessity. …

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Impact of PCI DSS 3.0 on PCI Cloud Security

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Across all the industries that must maintain compliance with data privacy regulations, a common complaint is the tendency of regulations (and regulators) to lag behind new technological developments. HIPAA and PCI DSS have been called out as being problematically vague, particularly when it comes to the cloud. If you ask most folks in business IT to finish the sentence “PCI …

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3 Top Banks Tackle PCI Compliance in Salesforce

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As the dust continues to settle from the recent Target data breach, with the retailer’s ever-pricier damage control campaign now extending to free credit monitoring to all its customers and its CFO scheduled to speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the attack next month, the time seems right to talk about securing one of the most sensitive categories of …

Encryption Key Management to Comply with PCI DSS 3.0

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Earlier this month, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council released PCI DSS 3.0, the latest iteration of industry-wide requirements and guidelines for securing cardholder data. Scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2014, PCI DSS 3.0 is a sweeping attempt to “move organizations from mere compliance to more comprehensive security approaches built on shared responsibility,” according to Infosecurity …

Two Reasons Why Financial Cloud Data Protection Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

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“Regulatory Compliance”? The phrase alone is often enough to make a financial services company CISO’s knees tremble. When you’re already dealing with the demands of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or any of a number of other data privacy and residency laws, adding …

Compliance Checklist: Cloud Encryption Best Practices for Banks and Insurance Companies

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For industries whose handling of sensitive consumer data renders them subject to strict regulations, the cloud is anything but a simple choice. Before you can commit to the cloud, you’ll have to understand exactly what cloud information protection measures you must take to remain in regulatory compliance. Follow this checklist to protect your organization’s data and business interests. Understand your …