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Integrity: The New "I" in PCI Compliance

The State of Security

The retail industry saw more than its fair share of data breaches in 2017, with security incidents impacting at American supermarket chain Whole Foods Market and clothing companies Brooks BrothersThe Buckle, and Forever 21, to name a few.

At least some of those events likely resulted from retailers’ poor data breach preparation. Consider the fact that just 28 percent of IT security professionals told Tripwire in November 2017 that their organization had a fully tested plan in the event of a breach.

It’s also worth mentioning that close to half (44 percent) of companies included in Verizon’s 2017 Payment Security Report failed to protect payment card data on an ongoing basis and that 100 percent of all breached Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified companies had previously failed a PCI compliance audit.


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