IT Governance PCI and information security training provider is offering its PCI Foundation Training Course, allowing organisations to kick-start PCI compliance project before the end of 2011 . Delegates, who book onto the December course, will save GBP100 and receive a free single user PCI e-learning license and can sample the effectiveness of using e-learning to deliver the mandatory PCI staff awareness training. IT Governance also offers a PCI DSS Online Staff Awareness Course. This e-learning course is designed to increase employees’ awareness of the PCI DSS requirements, and to provide clear and simple explanations of what companies and individual employees must do to meet the requirements of the current version (v2.0) of the Standard.
IT Governance PCI and information security experts warn an increasing number of payment card breaches within both the merchant and service provider industries, organizations are now receiving increased pressure from acquirers and card brands to become PCI DSS compliant. However, 79% of the organisations assessed were not PCI compliant and 90% of organisations that were hit with a data breach were not PCI compliant. IT Governance has a team of experienced consultants who have helped a lot of clients to successfully meet the PCI DSS requirements and become compliant within the desired timescale.
IT Governance PCI and information security is allowing delegates to save GBP100 if they book onto the next PCI Foundation Training Course taking place on September 15. Information Security Managers and other staff responsible for, or involved in, their organisation’s PCI DSS compliance activities need to attend specialist training in order to ensure that they are familiar with the requirements of the PCI DSS Standard. The PCI Foundation Training Course provides comprehensive and practical coverage of all aspects of implementing the PCI DSS, advocating efficient, cost-effective plans to meet the standard.
Visa has set forth to acquire PlaySpan in its most recent agreements for $190 million in cash, complimenting its 2010 CyberSource acquisition and to further tap the digital and mobile commerce market of nearly $948 billion, globally. Providing a payments platform to handle transactions for digital goods in online games, digital media and social networks, PlaySpan offers a Monetization-as-a-Service platform that allows merchants to monetize their content using a broad suite of payment and commerce-related solutions in fraud and risk management, analytics, merchandizing and global payment connectivity.
Visa’s fiscal 1Q/11 posted 25% year-over-year growth in eCommerce payment volumes globally, a segment in which PlaySpan with having generated an estimated $25 billion in consumer spending globally in 2010.
New York City-based M2card and Inciscent, a wired-to-wireless, applications service provider announced a strategic alliance to develop wireless transaction services designed to complement M2card’s products and services. Set to launch in late summer, the ‘M2card’ offers teenagers a pre-funded cash card that can be used at all merchants that accept major credit cards. The collaboration with Inciscent brings ‘M2card’ into the mobile e-commerce marketplace, as customers can check payment balances wirelessly before POS purchases or to access real-time content from M2card. Inciscent and M2card are also jointly developing other billing and payment solutions for the mobile consumer to provide the ability to transact from handheld wireless devices.