Mark Bower, HPE global director of product management, said that there is no reason Acer needed to store payment card data in any form on their systems.
“Today, there are specific and simple-to-deploy technologies that mitigate the risk of cyber attacks to e-commerce sites,” he said. “Thousands of leading merchants and well-known, name-brand online stores throughout the world have already adopted these approaches with great success, either on their premises or through payment processors services. With them, the risk of an attack being successful is absolutely minimized – attackers get nothing of value, just meaningless random data.”
Bower added that tokenization is the de-facto approach to avoid cardholder data from needing to be stored while still letting analytics and applications function without live data risks.
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