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Survey: Not everyone complying with PCI Standards

December 16, 2011

A report from consulting agency Gartner revealed that nearly one in five businesses surveyed had not met the standards of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, despite added pressure to meet the requirements.

A report from consulting agency Gartner revealed that nearly one in five businesses surveyed had not met the standards of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, despite added pressure to meet the requirements.

The survey was taken at the firm’s annual Catalyst and IT Security Summits events, and revealed that of the 383 IT managers asked, 18 percent copped to the fact that they did not meet PCI standards.

Those within the company said that there was still a large segment of the sector that had yet to comply.

“Given that many of the technology providers in the security market target their products and help with PCI-related compliance initiatives, it came as something of a surprise that such a high percentage of survey respondents said that they were not PCI-compliant,” said Lawrence Pingree, research director at Gartner.

There are other signs that some merchants are failing to look into better ways of protecting client data. A study from Security Metrics found that 71 percent of companies surveyed said that were not encrypting data, desite its high level of importance.

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