Epic Holiday Cookie Baking
December, 2018, Jim Allee, Senior Consultant, Coalfire
PCI Announces Coming Qualified PIN Assessor (QPA) Program
December, 2018, Sam Pfanstiel, Senior Consultant, P2PE, Coalfire
Second only to protecting sensitive credit card account information, safeguarding the cardholder’s personal identification number (PIN) is one of the most important tasks for prevention of card-present fraud in retail and banking. With the continued movement toward chip-and-PIN EMV (the technology standard named for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa), it is even more crucial that entities handling PINs protect this information properly in the face of continually evolving threats.
What You Should Know About the Changing Nature of Telephone-Based Payments
December, 2018, Karl Steinkamp, Director, PCI Product and Quality Assurance
In March 2011, the PCI SSC released the initial version of the “Protecting Telephone-Based Payments Card Data” Information Supplement as a guide to help assessors assess environments where cardholder data was stored, processed, and/or transmitted over the telephone. It was a pivotal guidance document at the time that set the stage for a broader focus on telephony technologies. As of November 2018, that time has finally arrived. The revised document provides a comprehensive dive into various telephony architectures (specifically VoIP, ISDN, and PSTN) and related people and processes that are required to be considered within scope for PCI DSS compliance.
Kubernetes Vulnerability: What You Can and Should Do to Protect Your Enterprise
December, 2018, Nathan DeMuth, Senior Manager, Cyber Engineering, Coalfire
This week, news was released regarding a critical security Common Vulnerability and Exposure (CVE) associated with the Kubernetes container software (CVE-2018-1002105). While this is only a reported vulnerability at this stage (and no actual exploits have been reported to date), organizations that have Kubernetes deployed within their environment(s) are strongly advised to treat this matter with high priority.