OREM, Utah, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Many businesses still struggle with PCI compliance, making them vulnerable to data attacks. According to SecurityMetrics' latest forensic data, the average merchant, at the time of data compromise, wasn't compliant with at least 47% of PCI DSS requirements.
The SecurityMetrics 2017 Guide to PCI DSS compliance demonstrates recent forensic data to show where many businesses are not compliant.
Key forensic takeaways from the guide include:
- The average organization was vulnerable for 1,021 days
- 39% of organizations were breached through insecure remote access
- 56% of organizations had memory-scraping malware installed on their system
The 2017 guide also reviews the 12 PCI requirements and gives tips on how to achieve compliance with each requirement. It includes insights from experienced QSAs and refined individual checklists that provide needed information to reach compliance.
"We specifically designed this document as a reference to help merchants and service providers address the most problematic issues within the 12 PCI DSS requirements," says VP of Assessments Gary Glover.
Additional elements from the guide include:
- Details on data breach predictions for 2017
- Information on recent guidance supplements published by the PCI SSC
- Tips to creating a working PCI DSS budget
Download the 2017 SecurityMetrics Guide to PCI DSS Compliance:
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About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com)
SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 1 million payment systems for data security and compliance. Among other things, SecurityMetrics offers PCI level 4 compliance programs, PCI audits, mobile device vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.
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