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Data Security Council Offers Approach to Adoption of Standard

The PCI Security Standards Council, which oversees the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), has released The Prioritized Approach framework to promote adoption of the standard by retailers.

WAKEFIELD, Mass. — The PCI Security Standards Council here, which oversees the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), has released The Prioritized Approach framework to promote adoption of the standard by retailers.

“The Prioritized Approach framework will help stakeholders understand where they can act to reduce risk earlier in their journey towards PCI DSS compliance," said Bob Russo, general manager, PCI Security Standards Council, in a statement.

Available at www.pcisecuritystandards.org/education/prioritized.shtml, the framework consists of six milestones: If you don't need it, don't store it; secure the perimeter; secure applications; monitor and control access to your systems; protect stored cardholder data; finalize remaining compliance efforts, and ensure all controls are in place.

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