The New PCI Standard For 2015.
As always, new security guidance addresses the latest vulnerabilities affecting today’s merchants and also includes additional clarification. Three main reasons contributed to this updated security standard:
-Increased clarification: The new standard helps merchants more accurately comply with the PCI DSS by clarifying some of the previously unspecific requirements.
-Additional guidance: New guidance sections provide layman’s explanations of why standards are important and how noncompliance may put your business at increased risk.
-Evolving requirements: As technology, threats, and security risks change, the PCI DSS must adapt to the changing environment. PCI DSS 3.0 has evolved to not only address emerging threats, but also new technology like EMV, P2PE, and mobile payments.