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Breaking News: New Payment Protection Resources for Small Merchants and Their Banks Help Defend Against Cybercrime

Small businesses around the world are increasingly at risk for payment data theft. Nearly half of cyber-attacks worldwide in 2015 were against small businesses with less than 250 workers, according to cybersecurity firm Symantec. In order to help these companies protect themselves and their customers, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Small Merchant Taskforce has developed a set of payment protection resources for small businesses.
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Announcements

22 September 2016

PCI Council Marks 10 Years of Securing Payments

Global payment and cybersecurity experts met this week at the annual PCI North America Community Meeting to discuss the state of payment security and its evolution going forward. Marking its 10-year anniversary, the PCI Standards Council (PCI SSC) reinforced its mission to foster secure transactions globally, emphasizing that as new cyberthreats emerge, and advances in technology change the way payments are conducted, PCI Standards will evolve to protect the next generation of payments.

09 September 2016

Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Enhances Protections for Payment Devices

The PCI Council has updated its payment device standard to enable stronger protections for cardholder data, which includes the PIN (Personal Identification Number) and the cardholder data (on magnetic stripe or the chip of an EMV card) stored on the card or on a mobile device.

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Educational Resources

7 Jul 2016

Key Tips for Small Business Data Theft Protection

PCI Payment Protection Resources for Small Merchants provide simple guidance on why and how to keep customer payment data safe. Start educating your small business customers and partners on payment security basics by downloading these resources now.

28 Apr 2016

Data Security Standard 3.2 Overview Webinar

Download this high-level webinar for an overview of PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.2; including the key changes in this version; the timeframe for implementing the standard; and the resources available to help organizations in this process.

28 Apr 2016

PCI DSS 3.2 Resource Guide

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a new version of the industry standard that businesses use to safeguard payment data before, during and after purchase. PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 replaces version 3.1 to address growing threats to customer payment information.

18 Dec 2015

Bulletin on Migrating from SSL and Early TLS

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is extending the migration complete date to 30 June 2018 for transitioning from Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.0 to a secure version of TLS. Find out everything you need to know in this resource guide.

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