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Lack of PCI compliance at many firms

Rachel Wheeler Archive
A new survey from analysts at Gartner indicates that many firms are not compliant with PCI Security Council standards regarding data management.

Of the 383 IT managers polled by the group, 18 per cent admitted to not being PCI compliant.

Lawrence Pingree, research director at Gartner, says this figure is surprising when so many technology providers market their products in line with PCI initiatives.

"End-user organizations must also work to address the awareness of their PCI security standards compliance status, so that their employees know whether or not they are compliant with the PCI standards," he said.

The Gartner survey also found that IT budgets have had to be reassessed for the majority of companies this year, as ongoing economic problems forced rethinks in the private sector.

Alisdair Faulkner, chief products officer at fraud prevention services provider ThreatMetrix, recently warned retailers that security processes must evolve with the rise of mobile commerce.

Posted by Paul Newton