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Regulatory Compliance: Protecting PCI Systems and Data

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Executive Summary

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) computer systems are continually under attack due to the importance of the information they protect. In response to this threat, the PCI has produced an excellent series of process and security tool requirements known as the Data Security Standard (DSS). The DSS identifies a series of principles and accompanying requirements that are critical to the integrity of the industry's computer systems. The standard takes a multi-faceted approach to protecting payment card information to include securing the systems the data resides within, controlling access to the systems and cardholder data, and protecting the cardholder data itself.

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