Keeping Up With The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was created by the major credit card companies to be a tool and an aide for merchants who store, process, and transmit credit card data toward instituting all the more impressive, and more adequate safety efforts.

In the wake of various high profile security breaches that have happened in ongoing history, consumer attention and paranoia have been centered heavily around the systems a merchant may or may not have carried out to ensure their touchy information.

Unfortunately, complying with all the prerequisites of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard can be a difficult, tedious, and exorbitant endeavor – enough to make some merchants hold off on their PCI compliance. The Payment Card Industry has since created various advantages and incentives and fines and penalties to encourage merchants to all the more rapidly adhere to their necessities and click

Be that as it may, here’s another issue. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is certainly not a static substance. It cannot be. The actual nature of electronic transactions (either over the web or from a POS framework) and the criminals that target them are constantly evolving. If the PCI DSS remained the same as the years progressed, it would rapidly lose any relevance and convenience.

Now consider another story. There was once a man named Sisyphus. Sisyphus is famous for a particular endeavor – it resembles the following: each day Sisyphus was made to push a rather large and distressingly heavy (although dubiously round) rock up an astonishingly steep slope. Inevitably the dubiously round rock would immediately move back down the opposite side the second he reached the top, and subsequently, Sisyphus was reviled to continue this unbelievably frustrating and vain task all through time everlasting.

The continual battle to achieve something, regardless of its seemingly pointless and unrewarding nature is often alluded to as a Sisyphean task or Sisyphean challenge, and many merchants fear that keeping up with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard would fall into this category. They feel that regardless of how long, effort, and money they toss at it today, there will simply be something else waiting for them tomorrow.

The question, then, at that point, becomes: is this view very much established? And if all in all, does it really change anything?

The answer the second question first, no. If you wish to continue to accept credit card transactions then, at that point nothing changes. You actually have to push that stone up the slope, regardless of whether it seems like you’ll always be unable to stop.