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New Security Forum

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:49 pm
by Andy
We are adding this new forum section to encourage discussion of credit card security issues. The credit card processing industry, including the PCI Security Standards Council, is starting to require that retailers comply with new security standards. Users of RetailEdge will need to be aware of the new standards and will need information to help them comply with PCI-DSS regulations.

The PCI Security Standards Council has established the PCI-DSS which describes security measures that retailers must take to protect sensitive cardholder information. Here are a couple of links to the PCI Security Standards Council website:

https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/index.shtml
https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/se ... _dss.shtml

The council's website states:
The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.

The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.
In addition to this being an open forum, from time to time we will be adding information about credit card security and PCI-DSS compliance issues. At RetailEdge, we take credit card security seriously and we want to help our customers manage their compliance and security responsibilities.