PCI Security Standards Council®

PCI Security Standards Overview

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum that brings together payments industry stakeholders to develop and drive adoption of data security standards and resources for safe payments worldwide.

PCI Security Standards are developed specifically to protect payment account data throughout the payment lifecycle and to enable technology solutions that devalue this data and remove the incentive for criminals to steal it. They include standards for merchants, service providers, and financial institutions on security practices technologies and processes, and standards for developers and vendors for creating secure payment products and solutions.

The graphic below shows the 15 PCI Security Standards and where they apply to the payment process. All PCI Standards and supporting documents are available in the Document Library.

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