PCI-DSS - secure standard for credit card data
In 2005, the international card organisations agreed on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). The PCI-DSS defines the uniform procedure when implementing security requirements for secure storage and management of credit card data. The PCI data protection standards summarise the testing requirements of the programs operated by VISA (Account Information Security - AIS) and MasterCard (Site Data Protection - SDP). Thanks to the common uniform standards, traders or payment service providers (PSPs) can complete the certification process for both card systems in a single pass. In detail, PCI-DSS contains 12 security requirements, which are explained in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standard.