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21.11.10 22:51 Age: 3 yrs

Study of PCI DSS and Wireless Data Security in Retail at PCI Europe Presented by AirTight


Over 200 Retail Credit Card Data Environments Analyzed for Wireless Vulnerabilities

Mountain View, CA. - November 22, 2010 - AirTight® Networks announced today it is presenting its study on wireless data security in retail environments covered by the PCI DSS at the PCI Europe conference. The Conference takes place on November 25th at The Hotel Okura, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The presentation titled, "PCI still misses the mark on wireless data security: a study of over 200 retail credit card data environments," will be given by AirTight experts, Dr. Kaustubh Phanse, Principle Wireless Architect at AirTight, and Kiran Deshpande, President of Airtight International. It covers:

  • What wireless vulnerabilities are still present in retail credit card data environments (CDEs) and going undetected.
  • Why PCI DSS requirement 1.2 matters and why you should go beyond the checkmark.
  • Smartphones, iPhones, tablets: the impact of the consumerization of Wi-Fi enabled devices on network security.
  • The limitations of the various approaches to satisfying PCI scanning.
  • What criteria to consider when choosing PCI wireless scanning solutions.

"Clearly, the consumerization of Wi-Fi devices and the vulnerability of client devices continues to be the top wireless threat, yet something that enterprises often overlook in their security assessment," said Deshpande. "Indeed, in AirTight’s sample only 24% enterprises were completely clean in this assessment. With the tidal wave of multimodal Wi-Fi devices flooding the enterprise, any device could open a back door to your secure data. If you decide to do the bare minimum to get a PCI wireless compliance checkmark, without truly enforcing your wireless security policies - you are at risk from data loss or worse, a catastrophic breach."

AirTight, along with its European partner, VADition, is also presenting live demonstrations throughout the day of its unique, cloud-based PCI wireless scanning solution, which provides low cost, low effort, automated PCI wireless scanning allowing retailers to go beyond the PCI checkmark to true security. VADition is a Value Adding Distributor introducing a new wave of technologies to its partners in the UK and the EU.

About PCI Europe
PCI Europe provides critical advice for senior decision makers and technical experts on how best to deliver security, ensure cost-effective compliance, and protect sensitive data. Offering practical insights on topics that relate to protecting IT systems and customer information in a constantly changing business environment, this forum is specifically designed to help meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving landscape.

PCI Europe is designed specifically for professionals who are responsible for managing key functions within global and national organizations that include banks, merchants and acquirers, such as information security, IT, risk, compliance, fraud, audit, QA, policy, and governance.