The Payment Cards Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is an alliance of major card issuers (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and JCB) whose aim is to maintain a set of security standards which help organisations store, process or transmit payment card details securely.
PCI standards include:
- The Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which applies to any organisation accepting card payments.
- The Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) which applies to any technology application or service used to protect card data.
More detailed information about PCI standards can be found here.What Is PCI DSS >>