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“Engage a PFI company now!” – PCI London 2017.

30 January 2017

At PCI London 2017, as part of his closing speech, Jeremy King, International Director, PCI Security Standards Council advised, “engage a PFI company now!” to ensure companies “do not wait until it’s too late”. We strongly support Jeremy’s view and advise that you assess your procurement requirements compared to the urgency of commencing a post-breach investigation.

We could not agree more with this statement; too many organisations do not have a relationship with a trusted PFI company. This makes the process of getting support after suffering from a cardholder data breach more stressful at a period when time is of the essence. Its priceless to have the reassurance in knowing that should a cyber-attack occur and your company suffers from a breach of payment card data, that you already have an existing relationship with an accredited PFI investigator.

The quicker an Organisation responds to a potential breach, the lower the impact of cardholder data loss is likely to be. It therefore makes sense to deal with a company which has substantial resources to deploy quickly to identify the causes and methods by which cardholder data has been compromised. Speed of deployment, investigation and analysis is vital and can save substantial sums for organisations. Where such breaches have occurred, the merchant or payment service provider suspected of being responsible (known as the “common point of purchase”) must conduct a forensic investigation, followed by steps to become or regain PCI compliance and eliminate the risk of fraudulent access to cardholder data.

A sincere thank you to all the delegates who visited us at PCI London 2017 on Thursday 26th January. We hope you found our advice and support useful and informative. If you did not get the opportunity to attend PCI London or if you were unable to visit our booth then fear not, our website is enriched with information detailing the support services we can offer.

Here at IntaForensics, we are focused on Cyber Security and Payment Protection. We are determined to support the education of organisations, ensuring that they understand the current risks and threats and embrace the need to commence a recognised security regime. Part of our support involves being a certifying body for the Cyber Essentials Scheme and in addition to this, we also provide Incident Response Services. Our most exclusive service offering concerns payment card investigations as IntaForensics are one of only 22 PCI Forensic investigators in the world accredited by the PCI SSC. With an entire practice dedicated to Cyber Security, Incident Response and Digital Forensics, IntaForensics can investigate and remediate cyber security breaches for organizations of all sizes.

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