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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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