June 11, 2008

PCI mandate stresses importance of web application security

Author: JT Smith

On June 30, another refresh of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) will upgrade Web application security testing from a best practice to a mandatory practice. The deadline forces merchants and vendors to take a closer look at application-layer security and emphasizes its importance in fighting increasing online threats. Finding and mitigating vulnerabilities is the greater goal of PCIââ¬â¢s Web application security initiative, as it acknowledges what security professionals have known for a long time - security needs to be addressed from the very beginning.

Link: net-security.org


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