What's it all about?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organisations that handle credit card and debit card information.
The standard was administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council and was created to increase controls around the cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud.
If you want to sell online and accept payments from VIsa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit cards, your software and hosting needs to be PCI compliant.
There are six control objectives to PCI compliance
Build and maintain
a secure network
Maintain a vulnerability
Implement strong access
Regularly monitor and
Maintain an information