Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Straight Talk on Tokenization

Are you looking at tokenization as a way to reduce your PCI scope? My guess is that you or at least some of your campus merchants are, and therefore you will want to be as up-to-date as you can especially with the recent PCI Council guidance on tokenization and PCI scoping.

Many campus merchants are considering various tokenization strategies (or at least their software and service providers are pitching tokenization to them). As I've written before (see here, and here), tokenization has a lot of benefits. It also has some things you need to be careful of, and definitely some things you need to know before you go signing any contracts with token providers.

On Thursday, November 3 I will be participating in a tokenization webinar entitled: Straight Talk on the New PCI Tokenization Guidelines -- A QSA's Viewpoint. The webinar is sponsored by Intel (which also sponsored some of my tokenization research and the Tokenization Buyer's Guide). I will discuss tokenization in general, some of the different approaches, and which implementation might be best for which types of merchants.

If you are interested, you can register using this link. Yes, there will be a description of (i.e., pitch for) Intel's product offering at the end, but the majority (my part) is vendor agnostic and explores both third-party hosted and internal solutions.

If you are considering tokenization, you may want to have a listen. If you can't make the live webinar, I'm guessing they will have a recording available.

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