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Essential PCI pocket guide for PCI DSS v2.0 now on the market

17/05/2011

Ely, England, 17 May 2011 – The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is designed to ensure that merchants are effectively protecting cardholder data. It recognises that not all merchants may have the technical understanding to identify for themselves the necessary steps and short-circuits to avoid danger. All merchants, and their service providers, should, therefore, ensure that they comply with PCI DSS, and that they stay compliant.

All businesses that accept payment cards are prey for hackers and criminal gangs that seek to steal payment card and individual identity details. Many attacks are highly automated, seeking out website and payment card system vulnerabilities remotely, using increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques.

PCI DSS: A Pocket Guide, Second edition, is a handy pocket guide, completely updated in line with PCI DSS v2.0, which will provide you with all the information you will need when considering how to approach the PCI DSS in order to protect your entity from such attacks. It is an ideal tool for awareness training for your PCI staff.

Key features of this pocket guide include:

  • Overview of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard v2.0
  • Who needs to be PCI compliant?
  • Consequences of a breach
  • How do you comply with the Standard?
  • PCI self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) – including the new SAQ C-VT
  • Procedures and Qualifications
  • Overview of the Payment Application Data Security Standard.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says, ‘In today’s information age, attacks are highly automated, seeking out website and payment card system vulnerabilities. Organisations must protect their customers’ data from such attacks and, therefore, achieving PCI Compliance is a must. This pocket guide provides a handy, comprehensive reference tool to the e-commerce security standard and can be given to every member of staff that has a part to play in the organisation’s PCI compliance achievement’.


PCI DSS: A Pocket Guide, Second edition is available in multiple formats and can be purchased in local currency from the following websites:

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Formats available

International (shipping from UK, GBP currency denominated)

Softcover: www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1912    

eBook: www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1914    

USA (shipping from USA, USD currency denominated)

Softcover: www.itgovernanceusa.com/product/197.aspx    

eBook: www.itgovernanceusa.com/product/198.aspx    

EU (shipping from Netherlands, Euro currency denominated)

Softcover and eBook:
http://www.itgovernance.eu/p-570-pci-dss-a-pocket-guide-second-edition.aspx

Asia (download only, USD currency denominated)

eBook: http://www.itgovernanceasia.com/p-70-pci-dss-a-pocket-guide-second-edition-ebook.aspx  

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