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PCI DSS And PA-DSS Are Now Supported In Comouflage Software

Posted by on Thursday, 18 November, 2010


– St. John’s, NL, November 18, 2010 Camouflage Software Inc., the leader in data masking technologies, is pleased to announce its support for the latest changes to the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) version 2.0, which was released October 28, 2010.

The new PCI DSS clarifies the requirements of the existing security standards necessary for the protection of payment card data. It also confirms the current industry best practices related to ‘remaining ahead of the threat landscape.’  In addition to mandating that ‘all locations of cardholder data are included in scope of PCI DSS assessments’, this amendment also allows ‘vulnerabilities to be ranked and prioritized according to risk.’ PCI 2.0 becomes effective January 1, 2011 and becomes mandatory by January 1, 2012.

In allowing for a strategic approach to compliance, PCI 2.0 also confirms that there is a clear preliminary requirement to audit and locate all cardholder data, regardless of where it may reside. This involves i) a comprehensive inventory of cardholder data and ii) a threat analysis of that inventory.  The Camouflage Discovery Module  provides a compliance advantage by automatically identifying and classifying cardholder data located in applications throughout the organization. It features a powerful search engine and standard search templates customized to facilitate PCI compliance. These templates offer a significant head start to your compliance efforts by providing search rules aimed at locating cardholder data out-of-the-box.

The Camouflage data classification functionality allows organizations to automatically categorize discovered data according to the data classification scheme that best represents the given sensitive data and intended uses. Once the cardholder data has been located, the Data Discovery Module can classify specific sensitive information which can then be used for reports, including threat analyses.

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Granite Springs Selects Company To Conduct GIPS Compliance

Posted by on Tuesday, 6 July, 2010


– New York, NY – Granite Springs Asset Management LLC is pleased to announce that it has selected Alpha Performance Verification Services of Richmond, Virginia as its third-party GIPS compliance verifier. “We are delighted to announce our choice of Alpha Performance Verification Services as our GIPS verifier,” says Patrick Smith, CEO of Granite Springs Asset Management LLC. “Michael Hultzapple, CPA, CFA and his associates at Alpha Performance Verification Services have the depth of experience and indisputable credibility to thoroughly examine and validate our firm-wide GIPS compliance to the satisfaction of the most demanding investors.”

“We strongly believe that ongoing quarterly GIPS verification is crucial to maintaining the integrity of our performance reporting for our clients and prospective clients,” says Smith.  “We look forward to working with Michael Hultzapple, CPA, CFA and Alpha Performance Verification Services as we grow.”

Alpha Performance Verification Services specializes in providing GIPS compliance and verification services. Verification is intended to provide a firm and its existing and prospective clients additional confidence in a firm’s claim of compliance with the GIPS standards.  Alpha Performance Verification Services also provides pre-verification and compliance consulting services, as well as GIPS performance examinations.  

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