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Credit Card Security Deadline Provokes Surge in Training ( PCI DSS )

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Imminent deadline provokes urgent need for effective Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ( PCI DSS ) training

All organisations that store, process or transmit credit card payments are required to demonstrate compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ( PCI DSS ) by 30th June 2007.

Companies who do not comply may be subject to increased processing fees; be barred from processing credit card transactions and, in the event of a serious security breach, fines of up to £250,000 can be levied for each instance of non-compliance.

PCI DSS compliance is a serious business, but many European companies appear slow to take note. These non-compliant companies face the possibility of imminent penalties, as well as the increasing financial and reputation risks associated with less than comprehensive data security measures.

In response to increasing demand, leading UK Information Security company 7Safe has developed the PCI Fundamentals training course. This comprehensive, yet very accessible one day exploration of PCI DSS is designed to give attendees the knowledge and confidence to immediately make informed decisions on every aspect of the standard.

It is an ideal course for those companies that are not yet compliant, but who take the security of their data seriously and want to know how to proceed swiftly and effectively with their own compliance programmes.

7Safe is one of only a handful of UK companies that have been awarded Qualified Security Assessor status by the PCI Security Standards Council, and they also have a proven heritage in all relevant aspects of Information Security consulting, auditing and education.

The next PCI Fundamentals course will take place on the 19th June 2007, at 7Safe’s state-of-the-art training facility in Cambridge. To book a place on this course, or to book a bespoke version of the course at a location of your choice, call 7Safe on 0870 600 1667.