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Are you up to date with PCI DSS version 3.0? Here’s what you should know to stay compliant

pci_version_3The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has been updated to version 3.0. If you’re a compliance officer, or concerned about keeping up with the data security standards, we can tell you what you need to know.

John Shier, Sophos senior security expert, does a great job explaining how the standards are evolving to keep pace with the security threats companies face. We encourage you to read John’s article covering the latest changes in PCI DSS version 3.0 — it’s a quick read and a good overview.

PCI DSS: What you need to know 

As John reminds us, the PCI DSS is an evolving document, and businesses that process payment card data need to keep on top of the changes. This chart shows a high-level overview of the 12 PCI DSS requirements.

John says the updates in version 3.0 make the standards more robust — that’s good news for consumers who have been battered by data breaches over the past year, but also a burden for businesses.

Visit Naked Security to read the article here: PCI DSS – What’s new in v3.0?

If you’re not familiar with PCI DSS, you’ll definitely want to read John’s helpful introduction: What is PCI DSS?

Learn more about data security

Data security is especially challenging these days. Companies like Target, Michaels, Neiman Marcus and Sally Beauty have all come under scrutiny for breaches that resulted in the theft of millions of customer credit card records.

All kinds of organizations have valuable data to protect, whether it’s customer info, intellectual property, or simply the passwords of your employees.

Our experts put together some great resources to help you understand data threats and what you should do about them — here’s where you can go to find our Data Security Toolkit and our PCI Toolkit.

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Check out the video below to learn about SafeGuard Enterprise 6.1, or sign up for a free trial of SafeGuard Encryption today.

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