SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agiliance®, Inc., the Big Data Risk Company™ and leading independent provider of integrated solutions for Operational and Security Risk Intelligence, today announced the release of the Agiliance Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) 3.1 Content Pack. Based on the new PCI DSS 3.1 information security standard, this new content pack provides organizations that handle cardholder information for major debit, credit, prepaid, e-purse, ATM, and point-of-sales cards, with packaged intelligence and best practices to tighten controls and reduce the risk of data breaches and fraud.
In light of several recent and severe server-side vulnerabilities (e.g., Heartbleed, GNU Bourne-Again Shell, and POODLE), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) determined that SSL and early versions of TLS are no longer acceptable methods to secure communications over a computer network. Following NIST’s recommendations, the PCI Council responded by revising the DSS framework and issuing PCI DSS 3.1. It encourages organizations that handle cardholder information to discontinue the use of these outdated protocols, or prior to the deadline of June 30, 2016 establish a formal risk mitigation and migration plan.
The Agiliance PCI DSS 3.1 Content Pack provides organizations that are regulated by the PCI Security Standards Council with a framework to implement and maintain effective information security processes and internal controls. It minimizes the risk of failing to conform to the PCI DSS 3.1 standards, which can result in hefty fines, class-actions lawsuits, and reputational damages.
Using RiskVision®, organizations can gather, score, and review their data- and survey-driven control assessment results to identify and remediate control gaps that can be exploited by hackers. RiskVision provides a comprehensive view of an organization’s PCI compliance posture to minimize the risk of data breaches. Its data automation and correlation capabilities enable organizations to more quickly and easily conduct continuous compliance assessments and cover a far broader scope of their infrastructure without adding additional staff.
“The retail industry has seen a tremendous uptick in cyber-attacks and is obligated to respond to these challenges as illustrated by recent case law and industry regulations such as PCI DSS 3.1,” said Torsten George, vice president of worldwide marketing and products at Agiliance. “Continuous compliance and operationalizing cyber security is a considerable challenge that requires the rethinking of existing processes, including the tools organizations use to gather and analyze data. RiskVision and the Agiliance PCI 3.1 Content Pack provide the controls, data automation, data aggregation, and workflow engine to streamline the overall compliance process and reduce the risk of cyber-attacks.”
The Agiliance PCI DSS 3.1 Content Pack is available immediately and is included with all RiskVision subscriptions.
Agiliance, the Big Data Risk Company, is the leading independent provider of integrated solutions for Operational and Security Risk Intelligence. Agiliance is automating how Global 2000 companies and government agencies continuously monitor big data for risks across financial, operations, and IT domains to increase operational efficiency and orchestrate incident, threat, and vulnerability actions in real time. RiskVision customers demonstrate automation use cases within 30 days on-demand, and within 60 days on premise, made possible by a configurable platform and applications, broad library of technology integrations, and vast domain and regulatory content. RiskVision scales with businesses, effectively managing assets, data, people, and processes to achieve 100 percent risk and compliance coverage. Its real-time risk analysis leads to optimized business performance and better investment decisions. For more information, please visit www.agiliance.com.