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ALSO CALLED: PCI DSS, Payment Card Industry Standard, PCI Standard, PCI Data Security Standard
DEFINITION: The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. The PCI DSS was created jointly in 2004 by four major credit-card companies: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.The PCI DSS specifies  … 
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PCI Compliance: The CA Solution
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: CA offers solutions that can not only greatly protect assets and information related to cardholders, but can also help reduce overall IT costs by automation of many IT processes related to the protection of this information.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

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PCI Compliance Best Practices and Common Misconceptions - IT Briefing
sponsored by Qualys, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This expert IT briefing by SearchSecurity describes the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard, covers the standard's 12 specific requirements and details the nuances involved with meeting PCI guidelines.
Posted: 05 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

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Winning the PCI Compliance Battle
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WHITE PAPER: Learn about the payment card industry (PCI) including, participation and validation requirements, compliance requirements of PCI Data Security Standard, validation enforcement and the three important things to look for in a PCI network scanning service.
Posted: 19 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Qualys, Inc.

Achieve and Maintain Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard
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WHITE PAPER: New white paper on PCI DSS - learn key steps for validating compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard, why companies should take PCI compliance seriously and secrets for successful PCI audits and consistent compliance.
Posted: 16 Jan 2007 | Published: 16 Jan 2007

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Lessons Learned: Top Reasons for PCI Audit Failure and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: The drive to protect credit card data is vital, but many companies have yet to implement technologies and processes needed to address Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. This white paper examines top reasons for PCI failure and how to avoid them.
Posted: 21 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

VeriSign, Inc

Achieving PCI Compliance in Complex Payment Networks
sponsored by LogLogic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how next generation log management and intelligence (LMI) reduces the cost and complexity of PCI compliance and how using IT controls such as COBIT, ITIL and ISO answers many compliance mandates.
Posted: 13 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

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PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY DATA SECURITY STANDARD DEFINITION (continued): …  and elaborates on six major objectives.First, a secure network must be maintained in which transactions can be conducted. This requirement involves the use of firewalls that are robust enough to be effectivewithout causing undue inconvenience to cardholders or vendors. Specialized firewalls are available for wireless LANs, which are highly vulnerable to eavesdropping and attacks by malicious hackers. In addition, authentication data such as personal identification numbers (PINs) and passwords must not involve defaults supplied by the vendors. Customers should be able to conveniently and frequently … 
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