PCI DSS requirements, also known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, is becoming quite commonplace in today’s heightened regulatory compliance environment. The state of Minnesota, under Governor Tim Pawlenty, even codified part of PCI compliance, putting it into law.
Merchants, service providers and a host of other entities directly involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of transaction data or cardholder data should be looked upon as PCI DSS candidates for compliance. What’s important to note is that just as you need to crawl before you walk, you also need to make sure you have a number of policies, procedures, and initiatives in place before trying to tackle PCI DSS compliance.
What’s needed is an effective PCI DSS Roadmap to compliance; A step by step process for ensuring that your organization achieves PCI compliance in a cost-effective, scalable and efficient manner.