What is PCI DSS?

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards is maintained by PCI council which maintains, evolves and promotes these safety standards of cardholders all around the globe.

Their responsibilities consist of

  1. Helping merchants and financial institutions such as banks and governments understand and implement these standards and regulations for security policies to protect them against data breach or theft of cardholder information.
  2. Helping online shops and vendors understand and implement these standards and thereafter create secure payment solutions.