With data breaches capturing top news headlines, it is more important than ever for your organization to enhance its data security and compliance protocols. Developing security awareness for all employees who handle cardholder data is a cornerstone of the PCI Data Security Standard and helps to improve security, reduce the risk of data loss, and simplify meeting PCI requirements.
This online PCI DSS training course covers the basic aspects of the PCI Data Security Standard for handling credit card data. It’s designed for professionals working for companies that must comply with the PCI DSS and its impact on company operations.
The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) applies to all merchants and service providers that transmit, process or store payment card data.
Our PCI DSS course will enable you to understand the PCI DSS’s staff awareness requirements and implement a PCI DSS compliance program in your organization.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards formed in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Financial Services, JCB International and American Express. Governed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the compliance scheme aims to secure credit and debit card transactions against data theft and fraud.
While the PCI SSC has no legal authority to compel compliance, it is a requirement for any business that processes credit or debit card transactions. PCI certification is also considered the best way to safeguard sensitive data and information, thereby helping businesses build long lasting and trusting relationships with their customers.
PCI certification ensures the security of card data at your business through a set of requirements established by the PCI SSC. These include a number of commonly known best practices, such as:
Installation of firewalls
Encryption of data transmissions
Use of anti-virus software
In addition, businesses must restrict access to cardholder data and monitor access to network resources.