August 27, 2014

In light of the recent announcement of the “Backoff” malware threatening the POS security of retailers, the PCI Council strongly encourages companies as a matter of urgency to consider the following recommendations:

November 11, 2013

Version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) has been published and will become effective on January 1, 2014.

April 13, 2011

In 2011, retailers are challenged with understanding the Payment Council Industry’s (PCI) version 2.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). Version 2.0 was published in October 2010 and effective Jan. 1, 2011. Retailers have until the end of 2011 to become fully compliant, allowing time to understand and implement the new requirements, and provide feedback to the council. Chain Store Age spoke with Brad Fick, president, Direct Source, about PCI compliance and the new standards.


February 10, 2011

“Just when retailers thought they’d mastered payment card security, the rules changed.” This was the sentiment expressed by many grumbling IT executives when the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), Wakefield, Mass., announced that updated requirements, Version 2.0, for PCI Data Security Standards (DSS) would go into effect Jan. 1, with implementation required by the end of this calendar year. 


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June 30, 2007

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April 30, 2007

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