Can PCI Compliance be Faked? At the Upcoming Global CISO Forum, Security Professionals will Discuss the Rising Costs, Complications, and Confusion of PCI Compliance

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PCI Compliance is an issue that affects any organization accepting payment via credit card and these guidelines aren’t always followed! EC-Council’s Global CISO Forum Miami, FL Oct 29-30 will present speakers who will explore why.

The Global CISO Forum aims to bring together CISOs from around the world

PCI compliance is an issue that affects everyone’s daily lives in a myriad of ways. When the companies we all trust to safeguard our financial and personal information fail at this, we are all at risk

In a recent white paper, Todd Bell of ConnectTech LLC posits that companies claiming PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance aren’t always on the up and up. Says Bell of a recent experience with a well-known, Fortune 500 company he worked with, “It was appalling to watch employees of this firm, from senior managers, to security managers, to even a principal engineer, go through spreadsheets and check off PCI compliance for applications and systems that were not properly validated and did not meet the PCI standard.”

At EC-Council’s Global CISO Forum, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from around the world are coming together to discuss a broad range of information security issues – PCI compliance among them. Sanjay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, wanted PCI to be on the Global CISO Forum’s agenda because of the enormous impact PCI non-compliance can have both on an organization as well as end users and customers.

According to Bavisi, “PCI compliance is an issue that affects everyone’s daily lives in a myriad of ways. When the companies we all trust to safeguard our financial and personal information fail at this, we are all at risk.”

Bell will be attending the Global CISO Forum with the hope of discussing his experiences with PCI compliance, learning from his peers in the information security world, and keeping abreast of the rapidly changing world of malware, threats, and vulnerabilities.

About the Global CISO Forum
Running alongside EC-Council’s flagship conference, Hacker Halted, the Global CISO Forum is a closed-door, by invitation only event for only the top level of security executives October 29-30 in Miami, Florida. Among the confirmed guests are Justin Somaini, the CISO of Yahoo; Mark Leary, the CISO at TASC; Curtis Levinson, the US Cyber Defense Liaison to NATO; Richard Rushing, the CISO of Motorola Mobility, and many other distinguished professionals in the field.

About Hacker Halted
EC-Council's flagship information security conference, Hacker Halted, aims to raise awareness toward increased education and ethics in information security. This information security conference series covers in-depth topics into the development of security issues plaguing the world. Hacker Halted features many world-renowned subject matter experts and high-level speakers, as well as some of the best technology companies showcasing their products and services. Hacker Halted provides the most sought after technical training and certification classes offered through Hacker Halted Academy by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors. Hacker Halted has grown; from a single annual conference in Miami to a global conference series with events held in Malaysia, Dubai, Egypt, Singapore, Mexico, and Japan since its inception in 2009.

About EC-Council
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information about EC-Council, please visit

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