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What is PCI DSS?

 The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards developed by the five major credit card companies, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, and American Express. The PCI DSS was created to ensure the security of credit card data and to reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft.

The PCI DSS is a set of requirements for organizations that store, process, or transmit cardholder data. It is designed to ensure that organizations have secure systems in place to protect cardholder data from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. The PCI DSS includes requirements for the physical and technical security of systems, as well as for the protection of cardholder data.

The PCI DSS includes 12 requirements that organizations must meet in order to be compliant. These requirements include:

  • Building and maintaining a secure network
  • Protecting cardholder data
  • Maintaining a vulnerability management program
  • Implementing strong access control measures
  • Regularly monitoring and testing networks
  • Maintaining an information security policy

The PCI DSS is a set of security standards designed to protect cardholder data and reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft. Organizations must comply with the PCI DSS in order to process credit card payments. Compliance with the PCI DSS is essential for organizations that handle cardholder data and is necessary to ensure the security of cardholder data.

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