Chapter 1

About PCI DSS and this book


About PCI DSS and this book explains why PCI DSS is special and what the book is about.


Information in this chapter
• Who should read this book?
• How to use the book in your daily job
• What this book is not
• Organization of the book
• Summary
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) celebrated its ninth year (December 15, 2004) and the PCI Security Standards Council its eighth birthday (September 7, 2006) as of this writing. Most of you reading these words have probably heard about PCI DSS, worked on a project tied to PCI DSS compliance, or said a few words out loud about PCI DSS that would have earned at least one of the authors a big smack across ...

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