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PCI DSS Database Security Requirements

By January 24, 2013

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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) sets forth the security requirements for organizations that store, process and/or transmit credit or debit card transactions. These requirements stem from a series of significant security incidents affecting databases of consumer credit information over the past decade.

What does PCI DSS mean to you as a database professional? If you review the PCI DSS standard, you'll find pages packed with detailed requirements for securing cardholder information. If your organization processes transactions, it's a good idea to review the entire standard and ensure you're meeting all of those requirements. That said, I'll highlight a few salient points that pertain directly to database professionals.

Read the full article: PCI DSS for Database Professionals
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