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Special Report: Standards Rule: Security


Two of the standards driving the security industry will have as much strategic impact on the enterprise as technological. PCI DSS, targeted at organizations that handle credit card information, provides a set of best practices that will benefit any organization. Meanwhile, 802.1X offers more control over the authentication process to keep the bad guys off the network.

Special Report: Standards Rule
• Introduction

• Enterprise Applications

• Security

• Storage & Servers

• Management

• Wireless

• Infrastructure

• Messaging


Identity theft is likely the top security concern for businesses and consumers alike. So the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard isn't really a standard--it's more of an ultimatum. Any organization that processes, stores or otherwise handles credit card information (Visa and MasterCard have driven the standard) must comply with the requirements, which address everything from "Thou Shalt Have a Firewall" to "Thou Shalt Know Who Hath Touched Thine Data."

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