17 Nov 2013

What are the Payment Card Industry PCI DSS requirements?

The PCI DSS was developed to enhance cardholder data security and facilitate consistent data security measures globally. PCI DSS comprises a basic set of technical and operational requirements for protecting cardholder data, and may be enhanced with additional controls and practices to further mitigate risk. PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing – including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers and agents, as well as all other entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data.