Publisher: Syngress, 2007, 329 pages
Keywords: Information Security
Identity theft has been steadily rising in recent years, and credit card data is one of the primary targets for identity theft. With a few pieces of key information, organized crime has made malware development and computer networking attacks more professional and better defenses are necessary to protect against attack. The credit card industry established the PCI Data Security standards to provide a baseline expectancy for how vendors, or any entity that handles credit card transactions or data, should protect data to ensure it is not stolen or compromised. This book will provide the information that you need to understand the PCI Data Security standards and how to effectively implement security on the network infrastructure in order to be compliant with the credit card industry guidelines and protect sensitive and personally identifiable information.
Well, a boring book about a subject that could be made interesting.
After 20+ years in security, I know that the subject doesn't have to be boring. Unfortunately, the authors of this book doesn't understand this simple fact. The book covers the subject, but a bit haphazard, and is only saved by the fact that very little literature exists on the subject at hand. It's not bad, but definitely not something to read voluntary.