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PCI DSS Compliance basics for credit card data security

Posted in PCI by ebs4pos on July 27, 2009

PCI DSS Compliance is an industry-mandated security standard that applies to all businesses that handle, process or store credit cards.

There are 12 core requirements and roughly 250 controls, but as an oversimplification it boils down to three things: 1) all merchants, regardless if credit card data is stored, must achieve and maintain compliance at all times (all deadlines have passed); 2) merchants cannot store certain credit card information including CVV2, CVC2 and CID codes (three or four-digit numbers), track data from the magnetic strip or PIN data; 3) if permitted credit card information such as name, credit card number and expiration date is stored, certain security standards are required. A number of recent high profile breaches have been raising awareness and risks associated with PCI Compliance.

via PCI DSS Compliance basics for credit card data security – Braintree Payment Solutions.


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