PCI DSS

PCI DSS Compliance

What is PCI DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements used to increase control around information security. The set of security standards was originally developed by members of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. International. PCI DSS requirements are built upon six overarching requirements:

  • Building and maintaining a secure network
  • Protecting cardholder data
  • Maintaining a vulnerability management program
  • Implementing strong access control measures
  • Regularly monitoring and testing networks
  • Maintaining an information security policy

The PCI DSS was developed to help organizations proactively protect customer account data. It includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design, and others. Read more about PCI DSS by visiting: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/pci_dss.shtml

How does PCI DSS affect my organization?

PCI DSS requires all organizations that handle customer credit card data, regardless of size, to meet the requirements. It is the responsibility of the organization to achieve, demonstrate, and maintain PCI compliance at all times. Compliance is assessed annually and those organizations who fail to meet PCI DSS compliance requirements face audits, fines, and/or revoked ability to process credit card payments.

How does SecureZIP help meet PCI DSS compliance requirements?

SecureZIP by PKWARE helps organizations meet PCI compliance requirements by:

Customer Success: PCI DSS Compliance with SecureZIP for z/OS

Several retailers use SecureZIP for z/OS to meet PCI DSS compliance requirements. After experiencing a data breach, one of the nation’s leading retailers knew they needed to find a data security solution that would meet PCI compliance requirements. To learn more about how this retailer is leveraging SecureZIP to securely transfer purchase transactions from hundreds of individual stores to their corporate headquarters, read the customer success story here.

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