Only 37% of Security Professionals Believe PCI Compliance Protects Consumers

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 /CNW/ -- Thirty-seven percent of 101 IT security
professionals surveyed believe the PCI data security standard -- which has
been under increasing scrutiny in the wake of the TJX and other high-profile
security breaches involving credit card data -- is sufficient to protect
consumers. Forty-one percent said the standard is insufficient to protect
consumers. nCircle, the leading provider of agentless security risk and
compliance management solutions, conducted the survey from March 13 to May 3,
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    The full poll results are:

    Question: "Do you think compliance with the PCI standard provides
consumers with sufficient credit card security?"

    Total votes: 101
    Yes - 37%
    No - 41%
    Don't Know - 22%


    According to Elizabeth Ireland, Vice President for nCircle, "The fact
that only 37% feel PCI compliance sufficiently protects consumers reflects a
growing awareness in the IT community of the difference between compliance and
security. In other words, even if a merchant is PCI compliant, this is not a
guarantee that the data PCI intends to protect is secure. In acknowledging
this challenge, organizations will increasingly seek solutions and processes
that help organizations to be both secure and compliant."

    About nCircle
    nCircle is the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance
management solutions. More than 3,500 enterprises, government agencies and
service providers around the world rely on nCircle's proactive security
solutions to identify, measure, manage and reduce security risk and automate
compliance on their networks. nCircle has won numerous awards for growth,
innovation and technology leadership and has been ranked among the top 100
best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in
San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the USA and in London,
Toronto and Tokyo. Additional information about nCircle is available at

    nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All
other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their
respective owners.

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For further information: Shelley Boose of Shev Rush PR, +1-408-398-6987,
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