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Visa probes tokens, encryption for PCI card data protection

Posted in PCI,POS by ebs4pos on October 8, 2009

Visa Inc. is weighing in on the process of protecting credit card data with end-to-end encryption and the use of tokens. The card brand issued a document this week outlining best practices for encryption that includes the use of tokens.

Visa said the document aims to help encryption vendors develop a common standard and help early adopters choose the right approach to deploy data protection.

“While no single technology will completely solve fraud, data field encryption can be an effective security layer to render cardholder data useless to criminals in the event of a merchant data breach,” Eduardo Perez, global head of data security at Visa Inc. said in a statem

via Visa probes tokens, encryption for PCI card data protection.

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