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Initial PCI Compliance Only 11 Percent

Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)—a key requirement for organizations that process and handle electronic payments—is low but improving, according to the findings of a new study from Verizon.

Although just 11.1 percent of the companies surveyed were fully compliant with all the requirements of the PCI DSS 2.0 standard in 2013, that figure is actually an increase of 3.6 percentage points from 2012.

"Only 11 percent of the companies we met were compliant during the first assessment, meaning that 89 percent of organizations were not initially compliant," Rodolphe Simonetti, managing director, PCI practice, Verizon Enterprise Solutions told eWEEK.

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PCI DSS Compliance Is Low but Shows Improvement: Verizon

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.