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PCI Compliance, 3rd Edition by Anton Chuvakin, Branden R. Williams

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Chapter 17

Myths and Misconceptions of PCI DSS

Information in this chapter:

 Myth #1 PCI Doesn’t Apply

 Myth #2 PCI Is Confusing

 Myth #3 PCI DSS is Too Onerous

 Myth #4 Breaches Prove PCI DSS Irrelevant

 Myth #5 PCI is All We Need for Security

 Myth #6 PCI DSS is Really Easy

 Myth #7 My Tool is PCI Compliant

 Myth #8 PCI is Toothless

 Case Study

As we previously discussed, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), now updated to version 2.0, has transformed the way many organizations practice information security. While we’ve heard that something will take information security from the wire closet to the boardroom many times before, PCI actually accomplishes this for many organizations—both large and small. While it should be clear ...

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