International Journal of Engineering and Technology
In order to be PCI-compliant, attempting to structure the cloud so that credit card payments are made external to the cloud might go some way to alleviating the potential risks involved. According to the PCI standard, compromised data could negatively affect consumers as well as merchants. Protecting privacy is a major concern of people using the internet. Purchasing items online inevitably builds up profiles within databases. Ensuring that this data remains protected is vital if society is to continue to trust electronic avenues of purchasing. Having credit card information leaked or hacked is of serious concern. PCI compliance attempts to protect individual users from such situations.