It is meeting time again for the Fort Worth Web Design Meetup Group (FWWDMG). Seats are limited, so please RSVP ASAP on the meetup.com website so that you are guaranteed a seat!
SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE FOR E-COMMERCE WEB SITES
Many merchants may ask, "Why should I care about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance rules?" I would answer them with, "so you do not become another TJMax/ Marshalls". In March of 2007, hackers stole at least 45 million credit and debit cards from the company's computing infrastructure. TJMax/Marshalls face at least a dozen class action lawsuits in North America and this has been stated as the largest information security breach in United States History. (PCI Compliance Guide, 2007)
The Payment Card Industry Security Standard addresses the confidentiality, integrity and availability of consumer credit card data. This standard mandates information security programs in Fortune 500 companies as well as small mom and pop operations. There is no silver bullet to this problem and it needs to be addressed holistically to ensure the protection of consumer credit card data. If merchants do not comply with PCI DSS, they could be fined, restrictions be imposed on the merchant for card acceptance or the merchant could be completely banned from accepting credit cards. Merchants that are PCI DSS compliant at the time of a security breach receive a "safe harbor" or "a get out of jail free card" from restrictions. (Master Card Service Provider, 2007)
Matt Parsons received his Bachelor's in Information Science and Human Computer Interaction in summer of 2004. He started work at Lockheed Martin Syracuse, New York as a desktop support contractor in the fall of 2004. In February of 2006 Parsons began a career at Lockheed Martin as a Security Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas. While with Lockheed Martin, Parsons had an active secret clearance and worked as the Database and Software Security POC for the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Network Operations Security Center. Parsons is working toward his masters in information security at Colorado Technical University with an anticipated graduation date of August 2007. Parsons started his own company Parsons Software Security Consulting, LLC in June of 2007 and has since partnered with Ounce labs out of Boston. In his spare time Parsons enjoys training for triathlons, snowboarding, reading and spending time with his wife, Cinzia. To contact Parsons E-mail him at mparsons1980[at]gmail.com or go to his company's website: www.parsonsisconsulting.com.
6:30pm :: Networking
7:00pm :: Presentation
8:30pm-ish :: Prizes and Conclusion of Meeting
TECH Fort Worth is sponsoring the Fort Worth Web Design Meetup Group this month by allowing us to use their facilities to hold our meeting. Please visit their website to learn more about their offerings, and make sure you thank the TECH Fort Worth staff for their support of our group. Please also show your best professional and social courtesies while at the facility so that we may come back again.
TECH Fort Worth is located in the Guinn Elementary School complex at:
1120 South Freeway (southwest corner of Rosedale and I-35)
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Contact Info: http://www.techfortworth.org/contact.htm
IMPORTANT!: Please make sure you get there early as the automatic gates to the complex will close at 7pm!
Yes, we have prizes this meeting! Our publisher sponsors have really come through for us and we will have web design books to give out as prizes! In addition to that, we will have credits for stock photos, mouse pads, and other swag. To find out more about our publisher sponsors, visit the FWWDMG About page.
When you RSVP, please add to the RSVP comments a book topic of your liking and I will try to cater to your request.
Disclaimer: We will give prizes away by random selection. There are limited number of prizes and attendees are not guaranteed to win. You must be present to win.
Our book review program is gaining traction. We have already had a few persons request and receive books to review. If you have already been notified that your book has been delivered, please attend the meeting so you can claim your book.
If you would like to request a book to review, please bring the book information to the meeting and the organizer will request the book from the publisher.
For more information about our book review program, please see the following post:
FOOD AND DRINK
TECH Fort Worth will be allowing us to bring food and drink into the facility for our meeting, so please feel free to bring your own eats and drinks to the meeting (no alcohol please).
Also, please make sure you throw away any trash and clean up any mess that you might make before you leave!
THANKS YOUR FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Many persons, businesses and organizations continue to support the livelihood of this group by providing materials & facilities, and making donations towards its expenses. I sincerely appreciate the support you all have shown. Thank you!
CALL TO ACTION: RSVP!!!
Please come join us for this exciting meeting. Remember to:
* RSVP ASAP!
* add a book topic to your RSVP comments
* get there before 7pm so you don't get locked out
* bring book review requests
* bring questions for the speaker
* bring ideas for discussion
I look forward to seeing you all there!
Mark Leon Watson
Organizer - Fort Worth Web Design Meetup Group
Web Site: http://webdesign.meetup.com/148/
This group is sponsored by:
TECH Fort Worth
Parsons Software Security Consulting
ML Consulting & Training
BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY!!!
Official Website: http://webdesign.meetup.com/148/calendar/6134692/
Added by Mark Leon Dotcom on August 6, 2007