Welcome to the PCI DSS Resource Guide
Did you know:
Everyone storing, processing or transmitting cardholder information is required to follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It consists of 12 basic requirements grouped in 6 goals for establishing and maintaining a reliable and secure payment processing environment.
This Resource Guide is intended to assist you in learning more about PCI DSS and in keeping your environment secure.
What is the PCI Security Standards Council?
The PCI Security Standards Council is a global forum for the industry to come together to develop, enhance, disseminate and assist with the understanding of security standards for payment account security.
The Council maintains, evolves, and promotes the Payment Card Industry Security Standards. It also provides critical tools needed for implementation of the standards such as assessment and scanning qualifications, self-assessment questionnaires, training and education, and product certification
The Council’s founding members, American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc., have agreed to incorporate the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as part of the technical requirements for each of their data security compliance programs. Each founding member also recognizes the Qualified Security Assessors and Approved Scanning Vendors qualified by the PCI Security Standards Council.
What is the PCI Data Security Standard?
How Do I Become PCI DSS Compliant?
Where can I learn more about PCI DSS?
PCI DSS Webinars
Where Can I find PCI DSS Training Resources?
What are the PCI DSS Compliance Validation Levels?
Specific questions about compliance validation levels and what you must do to validate should be directed to your acquiring financial institution or payment card brand. Links to card brand compliance programs include: