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PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard) overview

PCI-DSS : Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard The full form of PCI-DSS is ‘Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard‘. PCI which is widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of Card ( i.e. credit card, debit card, cash card etc) transactions and protect cardholders data against misuse of their personal information. PCI-DSS is governed by PCI council and PCI DSS was created in 2004 jointly by five major credit-card companies: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB and American Express.
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