Why PCI is good for business

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 9:03 AM EST

Time to take a step back and look at PCI. We all know and love it, or love to hate it for various reasons, but I’d like to go back to the roots of it all and ask one question, “What is PCI for?” The simple answer that I can get on board the most with is that it’s to promote spending by increasing consumer confidence. So the obvious goal is to reduce account take-overs, and information disclosure wherever possible - not necessarily to eliminate it, but to increase buyer confidence by lowering the statistical probability that they will be compromised by purchasing online.

At ha.ckers.org

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