The Hannaford PCI Fallout

Shortly after reports surfaced that the Hannaford grocery chain had been PCI compliant at the time of its data breach attack, the Web has been crawling with those questioning the value of PCI, even as the confusing preliminary details of the breach are being sorted out.

As one who has frequently used this column to point out the many flaws within PCI, please allow me to stand up and say to those PCI critics: What planet are you from that tolerates only perfect security systems? Do they conclude from one successful burglary of a house protected by a top-notch burglar alarm and high-security deadbolts that burglar alarms and deadbolts are worthless? Read more.