By now, many organizations have implemented PCI DSS v3.2 and though the previous version (v3.1) expired in October of 2016,  some of the new requirements became effective February 1, 2018. Additional requirements are due to be effective in July 2018. Confused yet? Whether you have not yet adopted the new standard, or have put PCI compliance off until the last minute, there is still time to become PCI DSS 3.2 compliant in 2018.

Why is PCI Compliance Needed?
To address the growing threat on payment card data breach,  in 2006 major credit card brands came up with the idea of creating universal standards for securing cardholder data through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  The main goal of PCI DSS standard is to keep cardholder data protected from possible compromise and threats. Though the number of merchants who are fully PCI DSS compliant (Read more...)