The rules governing network and security compliance are in a constant state of flux. The main factors that determine why these changes occur are advancing network technology and those that try to take advantage of this technology by breaching its security, otherwise known as cyber criminals.

Legislation for compliance usually comes from a governing body, such as the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. As an example of changes in legislation for network and security compliance let’s look at the Payment Card Industry (PCI). According to an article on Payments Source, this week PCI will change its rules for network and security compliance. How does this affect businesses in the PCI industry that rely upon staying compliant? From the same article:

    PCI recommends that organizations review how they manage access to their cardholder data environment and review the current administrator roles to identify where the new requirement will require changes to authentication.

Without getting into the specifics mentioned in the above article, we should know that the specifics change frequently. However, the core underlying reasons are more stable when looking at why network and security compliance rules change. Cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways past the secured networks. As technology changes secured networks are constantly looking for ways to keep them out. Changes in network and security compliance protect businesses and keep them aware of the latest cyber threats. Is your business operating in compliance?

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