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PCI-DSS 3.0 Security Compliance Spec Nears Completion

For anyone taking electronic payments, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a critical must-have compliance component in order to do business. Currently the standard is at the PCI-DSS 2.0 level. The new 3.0 standard is now in development, bringing with it policy and procedural changes that will impact the security of the entire electronic payment ecosystem.

"This new PCI-DSS 3.0 version will bring PCI into line as a business-as-usual activity," Bob Russo, Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) general manager, told eWEEK. "We want to try to get people out of the habit of thinking of PCI-DSS as a once a year event and then not thinking about it, because that's where we see the breaches happen."

Read the full story at eWeek:
PCI-DSS 3.0 Security Compliance Gets Stronger

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