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PCI’s Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Compliance with the PCI DSS standard is achieved via different methods.  For eligible merchants and service providers, validating and reporting PCI DSS compliance could be via the PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ).  The SAQ is a tool for eligible entities to evaluate and report PCI DSS compliance through self-assessment.  As the SAQ document is a a significant part of the PCI Council’s tools to help ensure the safety of cardholder data, it is important for all eligible merchants and service providers to complete their SAQ.

PCI’s SAQ Instructions...

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What's Your Data Worth?

As the number of cyberattacks continues to climb, businesses have remained vigilant in doing all they can to protect their customers' payment card data.  Data protection strategies have varied from regularly testing and strengthening network perimeters to ensuring stolen data is worthless to hackers.  Devaluing data so that it is no longer desirable to thieves can be achieved by implementing EMV chip, Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), and Tokenization.

EMV chip technology prevents payment cards from being cloned.  The embedded chip enables a transaction code to be...

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Dara Security Establishes College Scholarship

In keeping with Dara Security’s mission to encourage future generations of Computer Engineers, the company recently established a $1,000 Scholarship at the University of Nevada, Reno. The scholarship is available to Juniors and Seniors working towards their Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering. The first scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 school year.

When UNR opened its Cybersecurity Center in 2014, we immediately saw a partner in our mission. They recognize the enormous implications cybersecurity has on the economy, military, personal and...

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