PCI DSS Compliance: A Difficult But Necessary Journey
Source: GFI Software
The need to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has been a rude wake up call for thousands of companies who believed their networks are secure and safe from security breaches. This standard is a set of network security requirements agreed upon by five of the major credit card companies in an attempt to stem the growth of credit card fraud around the world and to give a common interpretation of what security is all about. Since PCI DSS was launched, it has helped to expose serious security shortcomings, companies' failure to follow security best practice and a general lack of awareness of the security threats facing organizations today.