BTerrell Group Blog

What is PCI-DSS?

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Mon, Jun 07, 2010

PCI-DSS is a set of requirements for enhancing payment account data security. Its standards include requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design, and other measures created to protect customer account data. Developed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International (the founders of the PCI Security Standards Council), PCI-DSS is designed to facilitate global adoption of consistent data security measures.

According the PCI Data Security Standards, you must be using a PA-DSS compliant payment application by July 1, 2010. Are you ready?

- Brian Terrell, CPA and Managing Member

Tags: pci compliance, PCI-DSS, credit card processing