PCI and PCI DSS -The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Home Cybersecurity Dictionary PCI and PCI DSS -The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard PCI compliance, usually refers to the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) which is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card companies. The standard applies to all entities that store, process, and/or transmit credit cards. It covers technical and operational practices for system components included in, or connected to, environments with cardholder data. If an organization accepts or processes payment cards, PCI DSS applies. Requirements for PCI compliance include(s): having proper firewalls set within infrastructure, using the latest in data encryption such as WPA and WPA2, data encryption, restricted cardholder data access electronically as well as physically, appropriate tracking and monitoring of network resources and data, regular security checks and assessments of technologies and processes, and up to date antivirus software and not using default settings for wire privacy keys. Related TermsQSA - Qualified Security Assessor for PCIPII - Personally Identifiable InformationASV - Approved Scanning Vendor for PCIROC - Report on Compliance for PCIPFI - PCI Forensic Investigator Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD October 22, 2018 PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security Learn how a risk-centric approach can be applied to each PCI requirement. See Details Read more about PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security BLOG October 29, 2018 Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance Merchants often put compliance spending at the top of their list for budgeting purposes because the consequences of non-compliance can be expensive. F... See Details Read more about Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance DOWNLOAD July 31, 2017 PCI Services Learn how Optiv can help you plan, build and run your PCI compliance program. See Details Read more about PCI Services How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.