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PCI DSS

(Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Security procedures from the PCI Security Standards Council for merchants that accept credit cards online. It includes guidelines for user authentication, firewalls, antivirus, encryption, truncating account numbers, programming maintenance and vulnerability testing.

The primary issue is the handling of customers' credit card numbers. To be PCI compliant, a merchant must provide strong encryption of the numbers for storage and transmission or use a third-party token service (see token). For more information, visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org. The PCI DSS Quick Reference Guide is available at http://bit.ly/1aVst18. See Qualified Security Assessor, Internal Security Assessor and Approved Scanning Vendor.
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Any business that processes, stores or transmits credit card data is required to meet the PCI DSS on an annual basis, either by self-assessment for smaller businesses, or by independent audit from a Qualified Security Assessor.
Every merchant should verify that their payment service provider and their payment gateway are PCI DSS compliant -- and if not, they should ask when they plan to become so.
Achieving PCI DSS compliance is not only a critical step in providing the highest level of service to our clients, but it clearly demonstrates our commitment to delivering the most comprehensive and secure processing platform in the market.
With the rapid adoption of virtualization across all industries, the Virtualization Special Interest Group of the PCI Security Standards Council released an informational supplement on PCI DSS Virtualization Guidelines to inform merchants and service providers of new risks that arise with virtualization technologies.
Following the results of certification audit a statement of full conformity of the IS of the Bank of Moscow to the requirements of PCI DSS was issued.
According to the study, 64% of PCI DSS compliant organisations reported suffering no data breaches involving credit card data over the past two years, compared to 38% of non-compliant organisations.
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PCI DSS is a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle cardholder information for the major debit, credit, prepaid, e-purse, ATM and POS cards.
Congratulations to the AFS team on achieving PCI DSS v3.
McAfee today announced the availability of an improved McAfee([R]) PCI Certification Service to help merchants successfully and confidently complete PCI DSS certification.
Leading card companies Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB generate data of its customers and PCI DSS, a global security standard, helps protect the data of these cardholders.
Union National Bank announced that it has achieved PCI DSS certification, which is stipulated by the Payment Card Industry Council and comprises of a set of data security and control requirements.