The long anticipated version 1.2 update to the PCI Data Security Standard was released Wednesday by the PCI Security Standards Council, following the big PCI North America Community Meeting down in Florida last week. As a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and Authorized Scanning Vendor (ASV) for PCI, we've been paying close attention to what's been going on and we sent several representatives to last week's community meeting.
We'll be holding a free webcast on PCI DSS v1.2 on October 14. If you're concerned at all about what sort of impact the new version is likely to have on your organization, I recommend dropping in. We try to keep our webcasts short and sweet, so this one will likely take 30 minutes or so. We will also do a live Q&A during the webcast to help answer questions attendees have about version 1.2. For anyone that can't make it on October 14, we'll be posting the archive a couple of days later here on the website.
As a side note, we also published the latest installment of our monthly 'On the Radar' newsletter yesterday. It has some good stuff inside, including a year-to-date Regulatory Roundup for IT Security, research from our Counter Threat Unit on which countries most attacks are coming from, and also a best practices article on Security Awareness Training.