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A blog that comments on the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more.

To help our readers keep up with the latest data security and PCI compliance news and insights, we compiled a list of our favorite blogs and online news sources. Check them out below…

Avivah Litan – Gartner Blog Network
http://blogs.gartner.com/avivah-litan/
Avivah Litan is a fraud and bank security analyst at Gartner. In addition to her areas of expertise, she writes about PCI compliance, tokenization, and the security aspects of payment systems.

Branden Williams, Secure Business Growth
https://www.brandenwilliams.com/blog/
Brandon Williams is one of the industry’s leading experts. With well over a decade’s worth of technology experience, two active certifications, and a list of publications, some of the most well known companies in the world rely on his advice.

Chaordic Mind
http://chaordicmind.com/blog
Michael Dahn, one of the founders of Security B-Sides, a community-run security group, connects smart people and ideas in the security industry. Dahn and Security B-Sides are truly passionate about security and have the drive to join forces and improve security for all.

Dark Reading – Attacks and Breaches Tech Center
http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches 
Dark Reading’s Attacks and Breaches Tech Center provides breaking news and information about the latest cyber attacks and compromises affecting today’s enterprises.

Krebs on Security
http://krebsonsecurity.com/
Brian Krebs, former Washington Post staffer, is one of the most respected voices in security. After becoming a cyberattack victim himself in 2001 he became extremely interested in computer security, writing on cyber crime and other internet security topics.

Payments Views – Glenbrook
http://paymentsviews.com/
Payments Views provides timely coverage and analysis of payments industry news as it happens.

PCI Guru
http://pciguru.wordpress.com/
This blog explains and provides some common sense to the PCI compliance process to “help people retain their sanity as they go through their compliance process.” The PCI Guru is a QSA who chooses to remain nameless.

Securosis
https://securosis.com/blog
Securosis loves to improve the practice of information security. They provide clear, actionable, realistic advice on securing your organization.

The Coalfire Blog
http://www.coalfire.com/The-Coalfire-Blog
The Coalfire Blog covers the most important issues in IT security and compliance and offers its insights into the unique IT governance, risk management, and compliance issues that impact the industry.

The Fraud Blog with Tracy Kitten
http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/blogs/fraud-blog-b-18
Tracy Kitten is a veteran journalist with more than 14 years experience. She reports on fraud incidents and trends wherever and however they occur.

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Amy Norton is our Marketing Coordinator. Amy’s experience includes marketing positions at Perdue and Gannett. Amy manages the SecurityCents blog and Merchant Link’s other social media channels.

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