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Meet the Challenge of Stringent PCI Requirements
The Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was created to increase controls over cardholder data and reduce fraud. It helped uncover industry-wide shortcomings in data protection, but critics often argue that PCI compliance is expensive, confusing, and subjective—both in interpretation and enforcement.
Unlike other regulations, the PCI standard comes from private industry rather than government mandate, which may account for its severe penalties and stringent requirements. For example, PCI is the first regulation to explicitly require encryption. The PCI standard currently consists of 12 main requirements, and over 200 sub-requirements. With so many nested rules that range from anti-virus controls to penetration testing, interpreting PCI DSS and determining how it applies to your systems can be quite difficult. But the work doesn’t end there. You still need to find a way to show PCI auditors that your system is compliant.