PCI: A Four-Letter Word of E-Commerce
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. The PCI DSS was created jointly in 2004 by four major credit-card companies: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
If you or your business ever deals with credit cards the standards of PCI Compliance affect you.
Why should you, as a merchant, comply with the PCI Security Standards? At first glance, especially if you are a smaller organization, it may seem like a lot of effort, and confusing to boot. But not only is compliance becoming increasingly important, it may not be the headache you expected.
During this session we will briefly go over the PCI-DSS and some basic do's and don'ts for PCI Compliance, with some personal stories from folks the trenches.