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Archives for August, 2010


What Intel’s McAfee acquisition means for Identity

by Avivah Litan  |  August 20, 2010  |  2 Comments

A lot of industry buzz surrounding Intel’s acquisition of McAfee is around the potential value proposition of Intel chips enabling hardware-based identity information that maps a user’s computing device to his or her identity.  This vision has long been bantered about by other chip makers, when they talk about helping secure land-based or mobile computing [...]

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Long awaited PCI changes help some but don’t go far enough

by Avivah Litan  |  August 12, 2010  |  1 Comment

The long anticipated release of PCI DSS 2.0 and PA DSS 2.0 is nearing completion and the PCI Security Standards Council finally issued a sneak preview into the coming changes. We’ll be issuing a Gartner First Take on this shortly. Nothing earth shattering and most of the ‘hard work’ that many Gartner clients are waiting [...]

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What’s in store for PCI DSS and Tokenization

by Avivah Litan  |  August 4, 2010  |  12 Comments

Tokenization is a very hot topic among Gartner clients who have to comply with PCI DSS. After all, by not storing electronic cardholder, ‘most’ enterprises are eligible for a greatly reduced set of PCI requirements as contained in SAQ (Self Assessment Questionnaire) A, B or C. The problems with tokenization are many but they don’t [...]

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