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Introducing PCI Version 1.2:
Best Practices for Integrating Compliance to Enhance Your Organization's Overall Security (Oct 30/08)

- Bob Russo, General Manager, PCI Data Security Standards Council Learn More
- Mike Hastie, SOA Practice Director, Prolifics Learn More

The PCI compliance rules are a set of standards collectively issued by the payment card industry Data Security Council and are designed to make credit card uses consistent and secure.


The new version of the PCI Data Security Standards v1.2 will be available for general use October 1, 2008.


While v1.2 will not introduce any major new requirements, it will include clarifying items designed to fulfill the following goals inherent to the PCI Data Security Standards (DSS)


In this webinar, featured presenter Bob Russo, who serves as general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council and has more than 25 years of experience in the security software and payment card industries, will offer his insight and brief us on the updated version of the Data Security Standards.

Technology implementation specialist Mike Hastie from Prolifics will share a number of best practices based on his significant experience helping organizations leverage their technology infrastructure


Among the topics to be covered in this insightful webinar:

  • Changes and updates to v1.2 of the PCI Data Security Standards
  • Why and what SOA products are well suited for compliance
  • How to build and maintain a secure network
  • How to protect card holder data
  • Offer advice on the implementation process, and important items you need to address from an IT perspective

All merchants & service providers that store, process, use, or transmit cardholder data

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Convenience Stores
  • Transportation
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Education
  • Government


Founded in 1978, Prolifics is the largest independent end-to-end systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, having garnered awards for its technical excellence across IBM's entire software portfolio.
The company provides expert services including architectural advisement, design, development, and deployment. In 2008, Prolifics joined with SemanticSpace Technologies and Arsin Corporation to form SemanticSpace Group: a global organization offering clients a 'blended-shore' delivery model with a componentization strategy for building custom applications.
Based in New York, Prolifics has serviced more than 3,000 customers worldwide across a broad range of industries including financial services, insurance, government, telecommunications, manufacturing and healthcare and enjoys an unparalleled 96% success rate delivering projects on time, on budget, and to specification.

For more information, visit www.prolifics.com.


Bob Russo, General Manager, PCI Data Security Standards Council


Bob Russo, the general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council, works with representatives from American Express, Discover Financial, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International to drive awareness and adoption of the PCI Data Security Standard. Mr. Russo is responsible for driving the organization’s policies, as well as meeting its goals to create education programs, establish pools of certified QSAs and ASVs and incorporate feedback from all stakeholders across the payment chain into the work of the Council and the development of new standards.  In addition, Mr. Russo oversees the PCI Security Standards Council's training, testing and certification programs for Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) and Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs).


Russo brings more than 25 years of high-tech business management, operations and security experience to the PCI Security Standards Council.  Mr. Russo will guide the organization through its crucial charter, focused on improving data security standards for merchants, banks and other key stakeholders involved in the global payment card transaction process.




Michael Hastie, SOA Practice Director, Prolifics

Mike is an experienced solutions architect and implementation manager with a strong background in business driven and improvement focused IT solutions. Mike has a field proven track record of successful projects. He has over 20 years of IT experience covering, project management, enterprise architecture, IT governance, SDLC methodologies, and design/programming in a client/server and web based context. Prior to joining Prolifics, Mike was a co-founder and Director of Promenix, a successful systems integrator focused on IBM software implementations. Mike also has significant large-scale systems implementation experience during employment with Deloitte Consulting, and Ernst & Young, included SAP ERP, Data Warehouses, and Portals. He specialized in messaging and integration technologies using the WebSphere brand family. Mike attended collage in the UK where he studied a business and computing based curriculum.   

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