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PCI DSS Compliance: A Baseline for Security Best Practices

White Paper Published By: CDW
Published:  Nov 13, 2012
Type:  White Paper
Length:  4 pages

For organizations of all types, every day can bring new challenges. Simply check the headlines. It would not be out of the ordinary to find that another large, multinational enterprise has suffered a cybersecurity attack.

In fact, retail and hospitality companies are among the industries most targeted by hacker attacks, according to Verizon’s 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report, an annual study of security incidents worldwide. Verizon says that point-of-sale (POS) servers and terminals are primary targets for hackers because they often contain valuable customer information.

The PCI DSS contains 12 high-level requirements supported by multiple subrequirements. Overall, it offers numerous directives that describe the technical, physical and administrative safeguards that organizations involved in
payment card processing must implement.

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