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What is a PCI DSS AOC?

If you’re asking this question, you probably already know that the PCI DSS is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. So what’s the PCI DSS AOC? Well, AOC stands for Attestation of Compliance, and it’s a document that shows your company complies with the requirements in the PCI DSS itself. Companies subject to the…

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What does PCI DSS stand for?

Simply, PCI DSS stands for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Here, Payment Card Industry refers to companies handling payment card data belonging to one of the 5 payment card brands: American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, and Visa. In the mid-2000’s these 5 companies formed the PCI Security Standards Council to oversee development of…

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The Best PCI DSS Advice

I’ve been working in the card processing space for almost 20 years, which means I’ve seen PCI DSS evolve from its earliest days to its current form. In that time I’ve worked with lots of outside companies as clients and service providers. PCI DSS is sometimes thought of as a very strict standard, one that…

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