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PCI Compliance Policy Templates Available for Download

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October 14, 2013

PCI Compliance Policy Templates Available for Download

By Jayashree Adkoli
TMCnet Contributor

Share - a portal offering information relating to the PCI (News - Alert) Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) provisions - has announced the availability of PCI compliance policy templates, for instant download from its website.

Merchants and service providers, dealing with storing, processing, and/or transmitting of cardholder data, are required to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). And, policy documents play a key role in meeting compliance for the PCI DSS initiatives.

For those unaware, the PCI security standards are commissioned by the PCI Security Standards Council - an open global forum. This forum is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards, including the Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements.

The PCI DSS provides an actionable framework for developing payment card data security processes, including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents.

Even though, PCI Security Standards Council offers robust and comprehensive standards and supporting materials - like framework of specifications, tools, measurements and support resources - required for compliance, merchants and service providers require templates that support these materials.

Consequently, many merchants and service providers have been yearning to get industry-leading online templates that help in easily preparing the documents required for completing PCI compliance procedures.

Catering to this need, unveiled policy templates for instant download.

Authored by credit card professionals,’s new improved policy templates consist of five sections of documents, from Requirement 1 to Requirement 12, guiding the service providers during the compliance.

The Section I consists of step-by-step process guidance authored by payments experts, with a focus specifically on merchants and service providers who require clear and concise directions for PCI DSS certification.

The Section II consists of a detailed set of policies and procedures required for PCI compliance as per PCI DSS standards.

The Section III of documents encompasses high-quality PCI DSS information security manual as mandated by the PCI DSS standards for PCI compliance.

The Section IV of documents consists of certificate of compliance that can be self-awarded upon meeting all requirements for PCI compliance.

The Section V of security awareness and training packet comes complete with numerous industry leading documents.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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