RITS Security: Merchants must be secure

Clarifications around credit card transactions should make it easier for merchants to comply with industry requirements.

12th October, 2014
Michelle Samuel, senior consultant at Rits Information Security. Picture: Maura Hickey

The Rits Security Group welcomes changes to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) which clarify merchant responsibilities around credit card transactions. Already effective, version 3 of the standard comes into full effect on January 1, when merchants will no longer be able to certify against version 2.

''The self-assessment questionnaires associated with complying with the standard are a little longer than before. They now require the merchants to think more about how they handle credit card details and...

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