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New PCI DSS 3.2 version issued

3 May 2016 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) officially published the latest version of its data security standard on the 28th of April. The new PCI DSS version 3.2 replaces version 3.1 to address growing threats to customer payment information - the previous version 3.1 will expire on 31 October 2016.

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New PCI DSS 3.2 version to be issued in the first half of 2016

23. February 2016. - As the deadline for SSL/TLS migration is extended in the December 2015 bulletin by PCI Council, a new version of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) would be published in early 2016 to include the revised migration dates and address changes in the threat and payment acceptance landscape.

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CELLUM Bulgaria became PCI DSS compliant

28. may 2013., Sofia - As verified by the independent QSA audit, mobile payment transactions managed by CELLUM Bulgaria comply with the highest security standards of the industry, and thus the company got the green light to cooperate with the largest financial service providers around the world. CELLUM Bulgaria, member of Cellum group, received in April, after a longer preparation period the PCI DSS certification and has become the first mobile payment service provider in the country to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. The preparation project and QSA assessment were managed by experts of AperSky Consulting.



SIA Central Europe Zrt. – PCI DSS compliance maintained!

15. May 2013., Budapest - SIA Central Europe Zrt. – subsidiary of the European leader financial service provider, SIA Group – has again successfully passed their annual QSA assessment led by the experts of AperSky Consulting. According to the PCI DSS standard, the scope of the audit included all systems, processes and personnel impacted by payment card data processing.
The Attestation of Compliance document has been handed over to SIA management, confirming the fact that the company handles all payment card data based on strict security procedures.



MPP Magyarország Zrt. – PCI DSS compliant again!

15. may 2013., Budapest - MPP Magyarország Zrt., member of Cellum group successfully passed again their annual QSA assessment, conducted by AperSky’s official QSA auditors. During the audit process our experts have extensively examined all procedures, technical settings and documentation in connection on any level with payment card data. MPP as a leading Hungarian mobile payment service provider had previously already undergone PCI DSS audit, accordingly the assessment phase has been ended without any unexpected hurdles. Congratulations to MPP team for this achievement!



Invitel has completed a successful PCI DSS assessment

Invitel Zrt. has fulfilled the requirements of PCI DSS and successfully passed its first official QSA assessment. The audit process was preceded by a complex preparation program, including a detailed GAP analysis and system vulnerability scans, conducted by AperSky’s QSA auditor colleagues. The assessment revealed that Invitel Zrt. meets the rigorous payment card data security requirements and their server hosting services offer appropriate security framework for their customers’ card data.



OMV QSA assessment successfully completed

OMV Refining and Marketing GmBH successfully passed its first official QSA assessment that certifies its compliance with security requirements set up commonly by card brands. QSA audit was preceded by a preparation program, including an all-inclusive QAP analysis – both conducted by AperSky’ QSA auditors. The assessment revealed that OMV meets high-level payment card data security requirements, therefore, its applied solutions offer convenient security framework for customers’ card data.



New, Mobile Payment security guidelines available!

The rapid development of payment-acceptance propositions using mobile technologies has led PCI SSC to consider its approach to provide guidance to secure all implementations. Therefore a new guideline, Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Developers was published lately. You can download the document here!



SIA Central Europe Zrt. – PCI DSS compliant again!

SIA Central Europe Zrt. – subsidiary of the European leader financial service provider, SIA Group – successfully passed the annual QSA assessment, conducted by AperSky’s official QSA auditors. During the audit process our experts had been extensively examining all procedures, technical settings and documentation in connection on any level with payment card data. SIA CE, one of the leading Hungarian companies in payment card acquiring, issuing and settlement of transactions had already undergone PCI DSS audit, accordingly the assessment phase has been ended without any unexpected hurdles. This year software development became a part of the scope and finally also successfully met the complex and complicated requirements of the standard. Congratulations to SIA team for this achievement!



Brand-new AperSky webpage published

Our updated webpage offers extended professional content and special knowledge base to our visitors. The new structure allows – apart from the new image and content – a better functionality and transparency.

We hope that our visitors will be satisfied with AperSky’s renewed webpage, though certainly we strongly appreciate any constructive criticism, feedback and remarks to info[at]apersky.com!

The professional contents, informative materials are continuously uploaded, therefore it is worthwhile to visit our page regularly!



CELLUM became PCI DSS compliant

As verified by the independent QSA audit, mobile payment transactions managed by CELLUM Group comply with the highest security standards of the industry, and thus the Hungarian company got the green light to cooperate with the largest financial service providers around the world. CELLUM Group member MPP Hungary received today, after a longer preparation period, the PCI DSS certification, and has been the first mobile payment service provider in the region to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. The preparation project and QSA assessment were managed by AperSky.

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18 April 2012: Business Breakfast co-organized by AperSky and Qualys!

Two really actual and interesting topics were highlighted during our first Business Breakfast event: On one hand Marek Skalicky – Qualys Regional Account Manager – spoke about Qualys’ integrated compliance management solution, QualysGuard. On the other hand our QSA auditors made a presentation about new possibilities for decreasing PCI audit scope by the latest PCI standard, Point-to-Point Encryption.

Presentation extracts can be downloaded here!

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