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What’s My PCI Scope?


The word “scope” gets used a lot when you’re talking about PCI DSS. But it is also often misunderstood. This article provides some basic information about scope and how to start understanding what is in-scope for PCI DSS. Who is Responsible for Scoping? Both you and your QSA need to be able to understand the [...]

What’s My PCI Scope?2020-03-18T11:55:01+13:00

What Makes a Change Significant?


One of the most frequent questions we get is what the term “Significant Change” means for PCI. In this article we try to demystify this term a little and help you understand the various ways that the term is used in PCI DSS. What is Significant Change? The PCI SSC says that a significant change [...]

What Makes a Change Significant?2020-03-18T11:56:35+13:00

PCI By the Numbers 2019


Every year, Verizon publishes a report on PCI DSS and the key findings from the year. 2019 was no different. One of the most interesting findings of this report is how few organisations have a programme in place to measure the maturity of the PCI compliance program. Approximately 60% of organisations that were surveyed did [...]

PCI By the Numbers 20192020-03-16T10:02:14+13:00

What is PCI DSS?


Overview The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of twelve high-level requirements which all merchants and service providers who take card payments or who manage systems that are involved in transactions are required to follow. PCI DSS has high-level requirements and detailed testing requirements that need to be carried out [...]

What is PCI DSS?2020-03-18T12:38:53+13:00

PCI DSS Version 3.2 – Important Deadlines


OVERVIEW In April 2016, Version 3.2 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was released. This new version of the standard contains a number of new requirements which come into full force as of 1 February 2018. This document provides an overview of what is new in Version 3.2, separated by: Clarification of [...]

PCI DSS Version 3.2 – Important Deadlines2020-03-11T12:29:40+13:00