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Global Payments: Breach Contained, But Damage Done

Apr 03, 2012, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Marcus Carey, security researcher at security vendor Rapid7, told eSecurity Planet that the Global Payments breach highlights that PCI-DSS is really an absolute minimum bar when it comes to security posture, and that the certification does not guarantee that an organization is secure.

"We recommend that our customers and all organizations go well above the PCI-DSS security requirements," Carey said. "Since attacks like this will not stop, organizations really do need to invest in vulnerability management and incident response to limit their attack surfaces and quickly identify breaches once they occur."

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