Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today Only, Free Training From the PCI SSC

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In support of Data Privacy Day, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced it will offer PCI Awareness online training free of charge to those who register today on the PCI SSC website. The offer for free PCI Awareness online training expires after midnight 28 January, 2014 EST.

“The Council applauds the National Cyber Security Alliance’s initiative to raise awareness and encourage global collaboration on data protection, said Bob Russo, general manager, PCI Security Standards Council. “And today, as part of our ongoing commitment to securing payment card data globally, we’re pleased to make PCI Awareness online training available at no charge.”

PCI Awareness training helps companies educate employees who handle cardholder data on the importance of payment security. It is one of a suite of training offerings designed and developed by the Council to build awareness and to train, test, and qualify organizations and individuals to assess and validate adherence to PCI Security Standards.

Again, the offer for free PCI Awareness online training expires after midnight 28 January, 2014 EST. See this page for complete information:


Monday, January 13, 2014

The 2014 Treasury Institute PCI Workshop

A Message From Pete Campbell:

As you may know, we’ve been working behind the scenes to put together a dynamic and educational agenda for the Treasury Institute PCI Workshop to take place this April 28-30 in Chicago (see http://www.treasuryinstitute.org/pages/PCI-DSS-Workshop-2014.html for details and registration).  It’s a tall order but we’re trying to carry on and build on the excellent foundation Walt Conway provided.  As usual there are a variety of topics but we’re trying to have a theme of how PCI DSS 3.0 changes things, looking beyond simple compliance, and solving the difficult security and compliance challenges.

The time has come to solicit presenters from within higher education.  As before the Treasury Institute will cover the conference registration fee and hotel for one speaker from each school who presents.  Please reply back to me (pcampbell@treasuryinstitute.org) directly with any questions or if you have a topic you’d like to suggest.  Things are still a little flexible but at this point we have the following openings (the first two in each track are desired topics; if nobody steps forward then we’ll consider additional topic suggestions):

IT Track
  • Point of Sale on your network
  • Scoping and your network
  • Suggest a topic
  • Suggest a topic
Business Track
  • Selecting the correct SAQ
  • Service Provider Oversight: Contracts, Compliance, etc.
  • Suggest a topic
  • Suggest a topic
Thanks, and I hope to see everyone in Chicago.

Pete Campbell, M.Ed., CISA, PCIP, PCI ISA
Co-Moderator/Co-Chair, PCI Workshop
The Treasury Institute for Higher Education
(479) 575-7353