The How and Why of PCI
Companies that offer online credit card transactions must understand and follow Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards, particularly the Data Security Standard (DSS). This standard includes comprehensive requirements to secure and protect electronic payments, and to assure the privacy of customer account information. Compliance involves building and maintaining a secure network, protecting cardholder data, maintaining an ongoing vulnerability management program, implementing strong access controls and creating and maintaining an effective security policy. Conforming to PCI DSS requirements also helps your company manage risk and limit potential liability. Learn what's involved and how to comply in this MessageLabs white paper.