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Exploring Regulated Information: PCI Data

Exploring Regulated Information: PCI Data

PCI is the Payment Card Industry. The most common standard they provide is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The information this standard protects is considered PCI data. The basic premise is that all cardholder data and sensitive authentication data must be...

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Exploring Regulated Information: HIPAA Data

Exploring Regulated Information: HIPAA Data

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA data is the information that would be covered under this act. Under this act is Protected Health Information (PHI) and ePHI which is only allowed to be viewed...

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The methods that will most effectively minimize the ability of intruders to compromise information security are comprehensive user training and education. Enacting policies and procedures simply won’t suffice. Even with oversight the policies and procedures may not be effective: my access to Motorola, Nokia, ATT, Sun depended upon the willingness of people to bypass policies and procedures that were in place for years before I compromised them successfully.

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Kevin Mitnick on Importance of User Training and Education

Quote by Kevin Mitnick

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Exploring Regulated Information: CJIS Data

Exploring Regulated Information: CJIS Data

Next in line for the Exploring Series is exploring regulated information. That is information that is governed by law and punishable by fines or other sanctions if there are data breaches or compliance issues. This is a measure to get organizations to protect data...

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Windows 8.1 Installation Checklist

Windows 8.1 Installation Checklist

There's nothing quite like automating or in the very least, making OS reloads easier. I love it, but that's probably because I remember having to install Windows using 3.5" floppy disks. Anyway, here's to making Windows 8.1 installation easier. Preparation Download...

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