Frequently Asked Question

What is the scope of the PCI Security Standards Council's activities?

PCI SSC responsibilities include:                                                
  • Develop and manage the PCI Security Standards, including maintenance, clarification and revisions of the standards.                                                    
  • Establish and maintain approval processes for qualified security assessors, approved scanning vendors, and testing laboratories, and routinely evaluate and approve qualified assessors, vendors and laboratories.                                                                                    
  • Publish and distribute PCI security standards, including errata and addenda, and all related documents associated with assessor, vendors and laboratory policies and procedures.                                          
  • Provide an open forum where all key stakeholders can provide input into the ongoing development of payment security standards and business practices.
Originally published: July 2012
Article Number: 1122

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