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PCI DSS A Pocket Guide, third edition

  • Explains the fundamental concepts of the PCI DSS version 3.0, perfect as a quick reference for PCI professionals, or as a handy introduction for new staff.
  • Covers the consequences of a breach and how to comply with the Standard, giving real, practical insights for the reader.
  • Buy this guide and start protecting your customers’ card data with best practice from the latest PCI DSS standard, version 3.0.
PCI DSS A Pocket Guide, third edition

Get started with PCI DSS and protect your customers’ card data

All businesses that accept payment cards are prey for hackers and criminal gangs trying to steal payment card details and commit identity fraud. The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) exists to ensure that businesses process credit and debit card orders in a way that effectively protects cardholder data. Failing to comply with the standard can have serious consequences for your ability to process card payments.

An ideal introduction and a quick reference to PCI DSS version 3.0

Co-written by a PCI QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) and updated to cover PCI DSS version 3.0, this handy pocket guide provides all the information you need to consider as you approach the PCI DSS. It is also an ideal training resource for anyone in your organisation who deals with payment card processing.

Coverage includes:

  • An overview of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard v3.0.
  • A PCI self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ).
  • Procedures and qualifications.
  • An overview of the Payment Application Data Security Standard.


  1. What is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)?
  2. What is the Scope of the PCI DSS?
  3. Compliance and Compliance Programmes
  4. Consequences of a Breach
  5. How do you Comply with the Requirements of the Standard?
  6. Maintaining Compliance
  7. PCI DSS – The Standard
  8. Aspects of PCI DSS Compliance
  9. The PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  10. Procedures and Qualifications
  11. PCI DSS and ISO/IEC 27001
  12. Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS)
  13. PIN Transaction Security (PTS)

About the authors

Alan Calder is the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance Ltd, an information, advice and consultancy firm that helps company boards tackle IT governance, risk management, compliance and information security issues. He has many years of senior management experience in the private and public sectors.

Geraint Williams is a knowledgeable and experienced senior information security consultant and PCI QSA, with a strong technical background and experience of the PCI DSS and security testing. Geraint has provided consultancy on implementation of the PCI DSS, and conducted audits with a wide range of merchants and service providers. He has performed penetration testing and vulnerability assessments for various clients. Geraint leads the IT Governance CISSP Accelerated Training Programme, as well as the PCI Foundation and Implementer training courses. He has broad technical knowledge of security and IT infrastructure, including high performance computing, and Cloud computing. His certifications include CISSP, PCI QSA, CREST Registered Tester, CEH and CHFI.

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Authors: Alan Calder & Geraint Williams
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: Adobe eBook
ISBN13: 9781849285551
Pages: 54
Published: 16 Jan 2014
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