PCI DSS A Pocket Guide – fifth edition

PCI DSS A Pocket Guide, third edition
  • Explains the fundamental concepts of PCI DSS version 3.2.
  • Perfect as a quick reference for PCI professionals, or as a handy introduction for new staff.
  • Covers the consequences of a data breach and how to comply with the Standard, giving real, practical insights for the reader.
  • Learn how to protect your customers’ cardholder data with best practice from the latest iteration of the PCI DSS, v3.2.
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An ideal introduction and a quick reference to PCI DSS version 3.2

All businesses that accept payment cards are prey for hackers and criminal gangs trying to steal financial information and commit identity fraud. The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) exists to ensure that businesses process credit and debit card orders in a way that effectively protects cardholder data.

All organisations that accept, store, transmit or process cardholder data must comply with the Standard; failure to do so can have serious consequences for their ability to process card payments.


Product overview

Co-written by a PCI QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) and updated to cover PCI DSS version 3.2, this handy pocket guide provides all the information you need to consider as you approach the PCI DSS. It is also an ideal training resource for anyone in your organisation involved with payment card processing. Coverage includes:

  • An overview of PCI DSS v3.2.
  • A PCI self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ).
  • Procedures and qualifications.
  • An overview of the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).



  1. What is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)?
  2. What is the scope of the PCI DSS?
  3. Compliance and compliance programmes
  4. Consequences of a breach
  5. How do you comply with the requirements of the Standard?
  6. Maintaining compliance
  7. PCI DSS – The Standard
  8. Aspects of PCI DSS compliance
  9. The PCI self-assessment questionnaire
  10. Procedures and qualifications
  11. The PCI DSS and ISO/IEC 27001
  12. The Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS)
  13. PIN transaction security (PTS)


About the authors

Alan Calder is the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance Ltd, an information, advice and consultancy firm that helps company boards tackle IT governance, risk management, compliance and information security issues. He has many years of senior management experience in the private and public sectors.

Geraint Williams is a knowledgeable and experienced senior information security consultant and PCI QSA, with a strong technical background and experience of the PCI DSS and security testing. He leads the IT Governance CISSP Accelerated Training Programme, as well as the PCI Foundation and Implementer training courses. He has broad technical knowledge of security and IT infrastructure, including high performance computing and Cloud computing. His certifications include CISSP, PCI QSA, CREST Registered Tester, CEH and CHFI.

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Authors: Alan Calder & Geraint Williams
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781849288439
Published: 28 Jul 2016
Availability: In Stock

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