Chapter 1 About PCI and This Book

Introduction

There are plenty of standards and regulations out there. If you are a publicly traded company in the United States, you must adhere to the (SOX) mandates. If you are in the health care industry your network must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. The list goes on.

The bottom line is that organizations need to secure and protect their networks. In some cases, weak network security may only affect the company. However, when the data on the corporate network contains personal information about patients, customers, or employees, a breach of security can have implications far beyond the company.

The credit card industry banded together to develop the ...

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