The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) consists of a minimum set of necessary requirements that every merchant and/or service provider must meet in order to protect the cardholder data of their customers. This standard has been formulated by the PCI Security Standard Council which was formed by the five major card companies MasterCard, American Express, VISA, JCB and Discover. This set of requirements serves as a guideline to ensure the protection and security of their cardholder information. Compliance to the PCI DSS is mandatory for all organizations that store, process and transmit cardholder data in order to allow their users to carry out secure card transactions. Failure to comply to the standard can result in higher processing charges from the card companies, to offset the perceived increased risk to the card company for your organisations non-compliance to basic security controls or expulsion from card acceptance program.
What you will learn
- An understanding of the PCI-DSS standard and how this applies in the real world
- Examples of how to address the core challenges of PCI-DSS in different environments
- The overall approach to testing and validating PCI-DSS compliance
- The key areas of PCI-DSS and associated solutions