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As Director of Security Architecture at Cybera , a PDI Company , Rob Chapman is responsible for the company ’ s overall cybersecurity architecture and PCI compliance initiatives . During his career , he has focused on areas ranging from academic and enterprise technologies to big data and audiovisual systems . Chapman has a Masters in Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology from Tennessee Technological University .

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TO HELP YOUR PCI COMPLIANCE TEAM

When he looks back on the various PCI programmes that he has run , Rob Chapman , Director of Security Architecture at Cybera , a PDI Company , says there are three key items which always stand out . Why ? Because they can quickly deliver outsized benefits to pretty much any business that ’ s subject to PCI compliance . Going beyond the scope of PCI , he tells us here how the three tips also represent some of the most important IT security changes an organisation can make to protect the business and its customers .
OES YOUR BUSINESS

D process any credit or debit card transactions ? If so , you must be able to account for how you transmit and store customer cardholder data . That ’ s the primary objective of PCI compliance – securing the journey of cardholder data from the point of sale to everywhere it travels across your IT systems .

But what exactly does PCI compliance mean to you as an IT business leader ? First , it means you need to understand your business ’ overall security posture . Second , it means you need to understand why it ’ s so important to fully support your PCI compliance team .
The high cost of non-compliance
Having consulted in the cybersecurity and compliance world for several years , I find it easy to tell when IT leaders recognise the true business value of PCI compliance . Conversely , few things are more frustrating than sitting in a meeting and watching my colleagues attempt to explain the critical need for PCI compliance , only to be met with blank stares from their IT executives .
No , PCI compliance certainly isn ’ t as sexy as Machine Learning or AI , but there are both monetary and strategic business reasons to invest your team ’ s time and resources into achieving compliance . Naturally , you want

THE BEST IT BUSINESS LEADERS I ’ VE WORKED WITH RECOGNISE THE VALUE OF PCI COMPLIANCE AND SUPPORT THEIR TEAM ’ S EFFORTS ACCORDINGLY .
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