Stories by CIO Staff

How to create a risk register

A Risk Register, also referred to as a Risk Log, is a master document which is created during the early stages of your project. It is a tool that plays an important part in your Risk Management Plan, helping you to track issues and address problems as they arise.

CIO Staff | 19 Sep | Read more

PCI compliance requirements for Aussie businesses

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) refer to a set of standards that must be followed by big and small businesses alike when accepting, storing, processing and transmitting customers’ credit card information. To be compliant with PCI standards, all business owners, including online retailers, should adhere to 12 PCI compliance requirements for best security practices.

CIO Staff | 09 Sep | Read more

Understanding PCI compliance auditing

Businesses of all sizes must undertake PCI compliance auditing to ensure that their customers' data is protected during credit or debit card transactions and if stored within any internal business databases.

CIO Staff | 09 Sep | Read more

PCI compliance checklist

If you're business is obliged to undertake a PCI audit, then following a PCI Compliance checklist will ensure that you're security processes and payment processing meet the compliance standards. To ensure that you are meeting PCI compliance standards, you'll need to start by looking at what exactly PCI compliant means.

CIO Staff | 09 Sep | Read more

PCI compliance services in Australia

If you operate, own or hold a management role in an Australian business that stores, transmits and processes customer payment data, you may have recently been contacted by your bank regarding your PCI compliance status.

CIO Staff | 09 Sep | Read more

What is PCI compliance?

If you're wondering exactly what is PCI compliance, the chances are you're one of the many business owners in Australia who've asked themselves this same question. Before answering this question, it's useful to begin by looking at what PCI (and its counterpart DSS) stands for.

CIO Staff | 09 Sep | Read more

Cloud growth prompts shift in enterprise security strategies

What a different global economy this would be if it were only a little bit more like the cloud. As the financial markets go through their bipolar mood swings with every wrenching headline, the market for cloud services has marched steadily upward and onward, seemingly unfazed by the concerns of the non-virtual world.

CIO Staff | 24 Aug | Read more

Top 5 Cloud security questions for CIOs

Cloud computing is one of the most significant technological trends we have witnessed and has the potential to change the very way we work. It is, however, important for CIOs to understand that we are currently in a pre-standard era of cloud computing and as such, each organisation needs to be mindful of the myriad of security issues surrounding the cloud. Patrick Eijkenboom, principal consultant at NetIQ, suggests taking a measured approach and asking five security questions before jumping into the cloud.

CIO Staff | 08 Apr | Read more