Sharing the Pain of PCI DSS Compliance

By Michael Vizard

No matter whether you think the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a positive or a negative, the one thing that everybody can agree on is that it’s expensive.

Between securing all the credit card information and hiring the specialist to make sure your website complies with the standard, hundreds of thousands of dollars can quickly evaporate. Like all things related to security, there’s no hard return on investment. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to find a lot of ongoing resistance to a PCI DSS standard that many people see as being overly complex, and of dubious value given all the recent breaches in the retail space.
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