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Study: PCI DSS Security Compliance Often Unmet

DATA PROTECTION

October 5, 2010

Organizations that suffer a data breach are 50 percent less likely to have achieved or maintained compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) than the average organization, InformationWeek reports. That's according to a study released Monday by Verizon that polled 200 PCI assessments, which also found that the top techniques used to steal payment card data were malware and hacking. The study found that the top three requirements for PCI DSS are the most difficult for organizations to meet and also the most vulnerable to breaches. Only 22 percent of organizations comply with PCI at their initial compliance assessments, the report states.
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