Regulatory Compliance, Governance and Security

Mar 26 2009   1:09AM GMT

Credit Card Security Compliance | Learn about PCI DSS



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Credit card security compliance is more technically known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, simply known as PCI DSS. PCI DSS is a framework established and agreed upon by the major payment brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and JCB). The oversight, training and assessment guidelines for PCI DSS is conducted by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, known as the PCI SSC.

Payment card industry compliance is a very general and broad term, thus you need to fully understand what your compliance needs are and how to go about undertaking the requirements for meeting these very needs. Most organizations requiring PCI DSS compliance are either merchants or service providers, and they have to comply based on what level they fall into for PCI DSS.

Add to this is the ability to either conduct a PCI DSS self assessment or to undertake an actual on-site PCI DSS assessment by a qualified security assessor, known as PCI-QSA. Get the facts about compliance and start making inroads sooner rather than later for all your credit card security compliance needs (again, more technically known as PCI DSS :)

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