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Optional No More: Five PCI DSS Requirements Become Mandatory June 30th

Posted on April 30, 2015 in Articles | by

If you reviewed the impact of the PCI DSS 3.0 changes on your organization two years ago, you might recall a set of requirements marked “Requirement X is a best practice until June 30, 2015, after which it becomes a requirement.” If your response was “Oh, good, we can handle that later!,” you may be realizing that “later” is about to arrive!

When the PCI SSC released the final PCI DSS 3.0 standard in November 2013, they realized that five particular requirement modifications would have an outsized impact on organizations. They provided merchants and service providers with a 20-month grace period to slowly adapt to those changes. Let’s take a look at the five optional requirements that are about to become mandatory and their impact on your organization.

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Published April 30, 2015 on SearchSecurity.com

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