Well as usual, I attended PCI London this week, which is probably my fourth or fifth one over the years. As always it was very well attended, which was encouraging as it demonstrates that merchants, schemes and service providers continue to treat security seriously, even in these difficult times.
It has been interesting to see the changes in approach.
Initially at my first one, the event had an educational bias. “What is PCI DSS, who does it impact, what does it mean?”
Then it moved to a more supplier centric focus, with many presentations talking about technology and solutions which would allow a merchant to meet a variety of controls within the standard.