Focus on risk, and compliance will follow: Meeting the challenges of PCI DSS

June 2008
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Data & identity theft: Focus on risk, and compliance will follow: Meeting the challenges of PCI DSS

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PwC advisory whitepaper that outlines how to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to increase the protection of payment card information.


In response to an alarming increase in payment card theft and fraud, including high-profile incidents at multiple companies, the major credit card companies collaborated to develop the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to increase the protection of payment card information.Since its publication in 2006, the PCI DSS has undergone revisions to reflect new threats and to provide additional clarification on the estimated 250 controls the Standard addresses.There are many ways to achieve compliance with the PCI DSS. We believe the most effective approach is to view PCI compliance not as another requirement for companies to comply with but as a framework and opportunity for helping to reduce the risk to the enterprise.