PCI 3.0 special report: Reviewing the state of payment card compliance

Last updated:November 2013

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It's been three years in the making. The third iteration of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, arguably enterprise information security's most important and successful mandate, updates the rules merchants must follow to protect customer payment card data.

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PCI DSS 3.0 raises the bar for vulnerability assessments, password management and provider compliance. Which changes will have the greatest effect on the PCI compliance process? Does PCI 3.0 go too far, or not far enough? How should enterprises prepare for PCI 3.0 assessments in 2015? We tackle those questions and more in this exclusive SearchSecurity special report.

1PCI DSS: A history in pictures

SearchSecurity is pleased to present an original visual timeline detailing the history of the PCI DSS, listing dates, events and people that have been crucial in the creation and evolution of the payment card industry compliance mandate.

2Bonus content: Events in PCI DSS history

As a supplement to our "Visual timeline: The history of PCI DSS," review these historical articles detailing notable events that shaped the creation and development of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.