Ethink Systems Announces Secure Information Blueprint Service for Credit Card Merchants

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Ethink Systems, Inc. of Ashburn, VA announced an extension to their Secure Information Blueprint Service (SIBS) focused on assisting Credit Card vendors increase data security for credit card data.

Ethink Systems announced today the availability of their Secure Information Blueprint Service (SIBS) for credit card merchants. The service enhances their current Secure Information Blueprint Service to directly address recent industry issues surrounding increased concern regarding credit card information safety.

"Recent headlines regarding the safety of credit card data illustrates what happens when organizations take a minimalist approach to securing enterprise data," said JP Morgenthal, Managing Director for Ethink Systems. "For years companies have placed a reduced emphasis on securing applications within the organization choosing instead to focus more heavily on network and operating system security. However, it is the holes in the applications that are now being exploited and are rendering other security measures ineffective."

Ethink Systems' SIBS offering helps companies to quickly identify areas of potential threat and loss of confidentiality, due to current enterprise architecture and application configurations, and provides direction for closing holes in applications security quickly with minimal overhead and expense. SIBS currently identifies and recommends corrective measures for potential threats for breach of confidential data created by a lack of proper authentication, logging and auditing of application components, such as middleware, database management systems, EAI adapters, instant messaging, email, FTP, Web Services, distributed object computing, etc. This service has been extended to include:

  • A gap analysis of the As-Is architecture against recommendations for VISA CISP and PCI Security Audit Procedures, as well as, identification of areas where credit card data is not handled in a compliant manner
  • Recommendations for increasing application logging and monitoring
  • Integration strategy for providing a cryptographic solution for retrieving the last four digits and complete card numbers based on roles-based access controls

A comprehensive description of this offering can be found at the Ethink Systems' Website,

About Ethink Systems, Inc.

Ethink Systems, Inc. is a software consultancy that specializes in enterprise architecture and information security. The company's Blueprint Service offerings incorporate industry best practices and real-world implementation experience into a series of templates that allow organizations to engage in the use of emerging and extremely complex technologies with a greater level of confidence for success.


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JP Morgenthal, (703) 554-5301

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