Chapter 3. Why Is PCI Here?
Chances are if you picked up this book, you already know something about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS); however, you might not have a full and clear picture of PCI DSS – both the standards and its regulatory regime – and why they are here. This chapter covers everything from the conception of the cardholder protection programs by the individual card brands to the founding of the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and PCI DSS development. It also explains the reasons for PCI DSS arrival that are critical in understanding how to implement PCI DSS controls in your organization. Also, many of the questions people ask about PCI DSS and many of the misconceptions and myths about PCI have ...

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