PCI Council Releases the PCI Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI DSS v3.0)

Today the Security Standards Council (PCI) published the PCI Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI DSS v3.0). Third Party Risk is now a focus. Version 3.0 will become effective on January 1, 2014.

Per the PCI Press Release, Version 3.0 will help organizations make payment security part of their business-as-usual activities by introducing more flexibility, and an increased focus on education, awareness and security as a shared responsibility.

Overall updates include specific recommendations for making PCI DSS part of everyday business processes and best practices for maintaining ongoing PCI DSS compliance; guidance from the Navigating PCI DSS Guide built in to the standard; and enhanced testing procedures to clarify the level of validation expected for each requirement.

To read the full press release click here

To download PCI DSS v3.0 click here