The PCI DSS is continually updated to combat emerging threats and changes in the market, such as mobile acceptance and Cloud computing. The latest version of the PCI DSS is version 3.2. Version 3.1 was retired on 31 October 2016 and replaced by version 3.2.
Version 3.0 improved and clarified its requirements for data security, introducing a number of wholly new requirements, including mandatory penetration testing.
Version 3.1 was published to address vulnerabilities within the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol that can put payment data at risk. Version 3.1 provides minor updates and clarifications to version 3.
Version 3.2 clarified the requirements and introduced new requirements to ensure that the Standard is up to date with emerging threats and changes in the market.
This green paper explains the changes to the Standard and the effect they may have on merchants and service providers.
- The 44 changes to the PCI DSS – and the three categories of changes
- The impact the changes will have on merchant retailers
- The changing relationship between merchants and service providers
- Analysis of the mandatory penetration testing of the cardholder data environment
- The increased focus on staff awareness
- Implementation of PCI DSS v3.2
Download this free green paper today to discover how the new PCI DSS will affect your organisation.