Free briefing paper sheds light on the PCI DSS v3.0 changes


The long awaited PCI DSS v3.0 has been released on 7th November 2013 and has caused quite a stir in the payment card industry sector. But can it live up to expectations and make PCI DSS compliance the status quo?
IT Governance, the leading PCI QSA service provider, has issued a free green paper which summarises the most important changes in v3.0. More importantly, the paper is written from a merchant perspective and provides an overview of how the changes will impact on organisations that need to be PCI DSS-complaint.
The free green paper titled ‘PCI DSS v3.0: What has changed?’ can be downloaded from:
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to any organisation that processes, transmits or stores cardholder data – this includes merchants as well as service providers.
PCI DSS v3.0 has been deemed to take a new approach in comparison to v2.0 according to the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SCC).
Jeremy King, European director of the PCI Security Standards Council was quoted by Computer Weekly as saying, “Organisations should aim to make PCI DSS part of business as usual because the standard provides the best set of requirements and processes for protecting data.”
The author of the green paper, Geraint Williams, will be delivering a webinar on PCI DSS on 26th November where he’ll provide more in-depth information and answer questions. To register for the webinar go to:
Williams is also the trainer for the PCI DSS Foundation and PCI DSS Implementation and Maintenance training courses run by IT Governance.
IT Governance Ltd is a PCI QSA company and has a track record of helping many organisations comply with PCI DSS. The company can be contacted on +44 (0) 845 070 1750 or by email at
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