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Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

A nonprofit organization devoted to the standardization of construction documents in Canada; used in both the private and public sectors. The MasterFormat has been adopted as the basis for a numbering and titling system for the Canadian National Master Specification (NMS). Head office: 120 Carlton St., Toronto ON M5A 4K2, Canada.


(1) (Card Security Code) A three-digit or four-digit number printed on the front or back of credit cards for security purposes. Called "Card Verification Value" (CVV) by Visa, "Card Validation Code" (CVC) by MasterCard and "Card Identification (CID) by American Express and Discover, the number is requested by merchants to ensure that people actually have the card in their possession. The CSC is also written into the magnetic stripe.

(2) (Common Short Codes) See short code.

(3) (Compact System Camera) See mirrorless camera.
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Via Verint patent-protected Advanced Desktop Analytics, Audiolog users have had the ability to pause and resume recording via user-defined triggers activated based on activities on the agent's screen, enabling seamless real-time avoidance of the capture of sensitive information, such as the entire payment transaction or just the CVV2 code.
In fact, the Alinma debit card features the CVV2 security protocol, which allows partners to enable/disable Internet purchasing as they see fit, thus increasing transaction security and limiting partners exposure to fraud.
The PA-DSS is designed to eliminate the use of non-secure payment applications that store prohibited data elements -- such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 and PIN data -- and ensure payment applications support compliance with the PCI DSS.
Alinma has also pioneered online shopping security and convenience with its CVV2 enabled smart-chip debit cards.
He also noted that that Alinma cards provide partners with the ability to both activate and deactivate the CVV2 feature for Internet purchases via the bank s Alinma Internet and Alinma Phone services.
These applications prevent storage of sensitive data, such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 or PIN data, use designated data encryption methods, require strong passwords, and other protections.
Perez also noted that other sensitive authentication data such as full contents of the magnetic strip, CVV2, PIN and PIN block should never be stored after the authorization for any reason.