Some Important Industry Standards

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide information security standard that describes how to protect credit card information. If you accept Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, you are required to follow PCI DSS. These card companies formed the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to create the standard. The PCI DSS standard was released in 2004. The current version of PCI DSS is 3.0, released in 2013. There was a revision to 3.2.1 in 2018. The standard applies to every organization that stores, processes, or exchanges cardholder information.


In February 2014, PCI DSS 3.0 was released in nine languages. ...

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