Spirit of PCI DSS by Dr. Anton Chuvakin
PCI compliance is seen by many merchants as “a checklist exercise” which is disconnected from reducing their fraud costs, security risks and other losses. It is sometimes perceived as a painful exercise in futility, enforced by some “higher powers” who don’t care about merchants. This presentation will discuss how to bring back the real spirit of PCI DSS, the spirit of data security, risk reduction and trustworthy business transactions. It will discuss, in particular, how to use the controls of PCI DSS to protect your business from online threats and highly damaging hacker attacks. Moreover, focusing on the spirit of PCI DSS will help merchants to both simplify compliance and improve security, while protecting their customers and their sensitive data and keeping acquirers and brands happy.