Nearly 80 percent of all businesses fail their interim PCI compliance assessment, leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to Verizon's 2015 PCI Compliance Report.
Every year, merchants who transmit, process, or store payment card data must conduct a suite of security tests to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (or PCI DSS), now in Version 3.0.
Maintaining credit and debit card information on behalf of financial services clients demands the highest levels of security and customer confidence, and adhering to standards like PCI DSS plays a crucial role in this.
The PCI Security Standards Council released an update to its guidance for merchants on protecting against card skimming attacks in POS environments.
Based on insight from security experts, the card brands, and merchants, the PCI Security Standards Council periodically refines the guidelines to reflect current data security risks and best practices.
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