Introducing Our Newest Partner: HealthGuard

We are excited to announce our new partnerships with HealthGuard, a health security and risk management services company. We are providing them with a full suite of Managed Security Services for their customers and partners, including HIPAA Essential, PCI Complete, managed firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, log management, and web application firewall (WAF). Additionally, HealthGuard [...]

New Gartner findings for PCI Compliance and the StillSecure PCI Calculator

Gartner recently released their Retail Security & Compliance Survey 2011 that details the costs associated with becoming PCI compliant. Excluding the cost of assessors – these costs are estimated at $1.7 million over the survey period, 2.35 years. Level 1s  spent approximately $2.1 million on PCI compliance and Level 2-4s approximately $1.1 million. In the [...]

McD’s Hacked: Would you like customer data with that Big Mac?

McDonald’s announced in an email to their customers Friday that Arc Worlwide, a marketing services arm of Ad giant Leo Burnett, was hacked and allowed a large amount of McDonald’s customer data to be “obtained by an unauthorized third party.”    According to an article in the Orange County Register: Arc Worldwide, a long-time business partner of McDonald’s, told [...]

PCI Compliance shouldn’t be such a headache.

We believe it’s time our industry stepped up to the plate.  Claims that technology products will make someone PCI compliant have to stop.  Hand waves towards compliance aren’t acceptable any more.  Companies that sit on both sides of the table – both auditor and service provider – are setting their clients up for failure and damaging the reputation of our industry.

PCI compliance is the best way to give companies a solid baseline for security moving forward – but only if it’s done correctly.  It’s no wonder that the distraction of the current solutions delude companies into thinking they are secure as a result of their compliance efforts.  Compliance should be achievable and manageable so companies aren’t distracted from taking true, measurable steps towards better levels of security.

And, that’s how PCI Complete was born. Out of the frustration and confusion that we were hearing from customers; out of the pain of melding a variety of solutions, processes, and personnel to solve a problem that has vexed the vast majority of merchants and transaction processors; and, out of the gap in the market – where no single, consistent PCI solution existed.