Chapter 3

Why is PCI here?


This chapter gives an overview of PCI DSS and why the card industry was compelled to create it. This chapter also includes some discussion about the benefits of PCI DSS compliance and the risks of noncompliance.


Benefits of PCI DSS
History of PCI DSS
Information in this chapter
• What is PCI and who must comply?
• PCI DSS in depth
• Quick overview of PCI requirements
• PCI DSS and risk
• Benefits of compliance
• Case study
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 ...

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