PCI DSS Version 4.0: Responding to Sensitive Data Discovery Incidents

At the end of March, the PCI Standards Security Council (PCI SSC) publicly released the most recent update to the PCI Data Security Standards (DSS), version 4.0. While much speculation has occurred as to the contents of the new standards—and much of that speculation turned out to be correct—now it’s …

PKWARE Reflects on 2021 Highlights—Strong Company Growth, Customer Expansion, Award Wins, and More

2021 was another whirlwind year of combatting COVID-19 and adjusting how we work to protect customers’ data and move the business forward, despite the continued global pandemic. As we look ahead to 2022 and all the accomplishments we hope to achieve—including further expanding into new sectors, building the best team …

Data Breaches Are A “When,” Not An “If.” Here’s How You Can Prepare.

Cyber attackers have spent considerable time and resource to develop cyberattack methods that evade detection. Which means a focus on complete attack prevention may be unattainable—or if attainable, not sustainable for very long. Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly organized, with increasingly sophisticated attack methods. For most organizations, this means it’s …

Monthly Breach Report: August 2022 Edition

While cybersecurity attacks are certainly on the rise, interestingly enough, the Ransomware Task Force has found that ransomware attacks that specifically targeted public organizations like local governments, schools, and hospitals have begun to decrease in 2022. But that doesn’t mean it’s time for security teams to relax. Vigilance and preparation …

Advance Your Hybrid Cloud Journey with PKWARE on the New IBM z16

On April 5, 2022, IBM unveiled IBM z16, a next-generation system with an integrated on-chip AI accelerator delivering latency-optimizing inferencing. IBM z16 is designed to: Predict and automate with accelerated AI Secure with a cyber resilient system Modernize with hybrid cloud. When this announcement dropped, the world witnessed the arrival …

PCI DSS Version 4.0: Managing Your Scope for “Significant Change”

After a few delays, PCI DSS version 4.0 was finally announced publicly on March 31, 2022. While entities may still use PCI DSS v3.2.1 until its retirement date on March 31, 2024, there are some notable changes that should be given consideration in advance. Since the initial evolution of PCI …

CDE Scoping and Future Data Compliance Requirements: Why Data Discovery Is Crucial to PCI DSS

Last month I shared a post about prioritizing data security in the uncertain future that is 2022, whether that uncertainty pertains to existing or net new privacy laws, expansions of security controls, or other regulatory factors. One thing is for certain, this year brings with it a lot of potential …

Adjusting Data Security with the New Remote Workforce

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives—some more in the short-term and others, permanently. This includes the workforce, which now functions in any combination of in-person, hybrid, and remote. While some companies already had a system in place to support employees both remotely and in …