PCI DSS Briefing SA

Thursday, November 7, 2013 6 years ago 00:00 - 00:00

MWR's PCI Briefing is a morning of presentations which will inform and update you on the state of PCI and discuss the release of PCI DSS v3.0.

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We will present and discuss methods and techniques for obtaining and maintaining PCI compliance, as well as providing insight from key bodies such as the PCI Council, the Card Brands and Acquiring Banks.

PCI DSS v3.0, which will be released in November 2013, is the key topic for the day. We will look at the changes that have been made, what the impact will be on your compliance program and how you should prepare for it.

Presentations will include:

Milestone Mythbusting
Marcel Schlebusch

- Measuring the progress of your compliance program using the milestone approach
- Milestone 1, and why it is so important
- Service provider compliance and how the milestone approach can apply to them
- How the acquiring banks view the milestone approach

Keynote: PCI DSS v3.0: The Changes
Ben Downton

- How to prepare for the latest release of the standard
- Impact analysis: What these changes actually mean for your compliance program
- PCI DSS Lifecycle and Timeline. How you should plan for it

How to Not be PCI Compliant
Ben Downton

- Is your compliance program heading down the right path?
- Determining the value of a card number: Does your organisation really need it?
- Reducing the scope of your compliance program: Tokenisation, P2PE, and Outsourcing
- Case Studies: Organisations that got it right, and some that got it wrong…

Real Life Card Fraud
Riaan van Boom

- What happens when it all goes wrong: A look at what criminals are targeting
- How they sell and use stolen card details for profit
- Real life case studies of fraud investigations, with input from major banks
- Some insight into the underground labs and organisations used by criminals


Ben Downton is a QSA with a background in Forensics and Penetration Testing. He is a GIAC Certified Incident Handler, CREST CRT and has been involved in multiple breach investigations related to credit card data. Most recently Ben has focussed his attention onto payment card security and heads up MWR’s Payment Security Practice.

Marcel Schlebusch is a QSA with a background in electronic R&D and penetration testing. He also holds a CISSP and is an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Marcel has a special interest in managing the complexities of information security risk at an enterprise level. He is currently an Account Director at MWR South Africa.

Riaan van Boom is an Information Security Consultant, QSA and Electronic Engineer, specialising in Security Assessment and Secure Development Consulting. He has been involved in various security projects including Penetration Testing, Security Architecture, Developer
Training and Remediation. Riaan is currently the Consultancy Director for MWR’s South African operations in Johannesburg.


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MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
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MWR is a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which provides commercial and procurement services to the UK public sector.
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MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.