PCI Council to address secure coding, key management in PCI DSS 2.0

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The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council plans to make minor changes in the next iteration of PCI DSS, making clarifications on secure coding and key management and a change that recommends merchants use data discovery tools to find cardholder data prior to a PCI assessment.

The PCI Council issued a high-level summary document reflecting nine changes to appear in PCI DSS 2.0 and three changes to the PA DSS 2.0. A detailed summary of the changes will be issued along with pre-release versions of the standards in September.

PCI Council general manager Bob Russo reiterated that the proposed changes are minor and don’t offer any new requirements for merchants. Clarifications change the wording in PCI DSS to portray the intent of a requirement, Russo said, while changes that provide additional guidance help people better understand a requirement.

via PCI Council to address secure coding, key management in PCI DSS 2.0.

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