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The Schellman Blog

Stay up to date with the latest compliance news from the Schellman blog.

Sully Perella

Sully Perella is a Senior Manager at Schellman who leads the PIN and P2PE service lines. His focus also includes the Software Security Framework and 3-Domain Secure services. Having previously served as a networking, switching, computer systems, and cryptological operations technician in the Air Force, Sully now maintains multiple certifications within the payments space. Active within the payments community, he helps draft new payments standards and speaks globally on payment security.

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Cybersecurity

By: Sully Perella
April 18th, 2023

In the legendary Lord of the Rings series, leaders from different societies create a fellowship of nine different people tasked with saving Middle-Earth. The idea wasn’t originally to send nine, and there were obvious reservations about trusting some of the Fellowship with such a serious mission. (Looking at you, Pippin.)

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PCI | PCI DSS v4.0

By: Sully Perella
March 14th, 2023

Banking regulation has always been a bit of a tennis match—a back-and-forth between more regulation, and then less. Before the shift to deregulation starting in the 1980s, banks adhered to state and federal banking laws, as well as narrow lines of business. After years of phased-in deregulation, the pendulum swung back. Now regulatory and industry compliance for banks includes more rules than ever before: privacy laws, federal trade regulations, non-bank industry regulations, and community impact reporting.

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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security

By: Sully Perella
March 7th, 2023

When it comes to payment card security, the secure exchange of data is a well-known security requirement. It should come as no surprise that, for compliance with the PCI DSS standard, you must define how you do that.

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PCI | P2PE

By: Sully Perella
December 14th, 2022

In the classic film Twister, Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt are faced with life or death at the very end. As an F5 tornado bears down on them, they use leather belts to anchor themselves to the ground, keeping themselves from getting swallowed up in the maelstrom.

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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security | PCI DSS v4.0

By: Sully Perella
August 17th, 2022

Picture this: you’re a child getting ready to head to the beach. Your parents grab your swimsuit, sand bucket, towel, flippy floppies, sunscreen, water, and snacks, and you’re all out the door. For you, it’s been a fairly simple operation to have some fun. 

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PCI | PCI DSS v4.0

By: Sully Perella
July 13th, 2022

Across the globe, we’ve become accustomed to the routine of the FIFA World Cup. It occurs every four years, and the renowned football—or soccer, depending on where you’re from—tournament progresses the same way each time. Aside from the athletes chosen to play for their respective teams, really the only major thing that changes significantly about the World is the location where it’s held.

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Payment Security | P2PE | P2PE Solutions

By: Sully Perella
June 15th, 2022

Consider this: when a house gets inspected before a sale, the entire thing gets assessed. It doesn’t matter whether one contractor did all of it, or if one did most while another did the bathrooms, or maybe the seller got a different contractor to renovate each room.

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PCI | PCI DSS v4.0

By: Sully Perella
May 3rd, 2022

As globally accredited PCI QSAs, we get a lot of questions regarding the many facets of PCI DSS, payment card security’s flagship standard.