Tom DeSot

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Tom DeSot develops and maintains relationships with influential industry and market regulators, identifying key integration and service partnerships and serving as the prime regulatory compliance resource for external and internal contacts. He also serves as Digital Defense Inc.’s internal auditor on security-related matters. As VP of information systems for a mid-tier financial institution, DeSot was responsible for information security initiatives and installation and implementation of home banking and bill pay products, and managed the ATM and debit card program and ATM network activities. He is an information security curriculum advisor for Texas A&M and holds the NSA’s INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM) certification.

PCI Compliance 101 for Merchant Companies

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Adhering to the set of ground rules set forth in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI/DSS) defines how merchants who accept credit cards manage card data and their own networks to ensure it remains safe from theft and abuse. Here’s what you need to know in order to stay in compliance.