PCI DSS: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

This online PCI DSS training course covers the basic aspects of the PCI Data Security Standard for handling credit card data. It’s designed for professionals working for companies that must comply with the PCI DSS and its impact on company operations. Every organization that processes credit card payments has the payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) applied to it. By working in an organization that accepts credit card payments or stores, processes, and transmits cardholder data, you must be aware of the requirements placed upon you by the payment card industry. PCI DSS is meant to protect the data of credit and debit cardholders to minimize or eliminate data breaches and other security incidents. The PCI DSS has 12 high-level requirements involving the protection of payment card data during processing, storage, or transmission. To be PCI compliant, entities must maintain secure internal operations, remediate insecure practices, and submit validation and/or compliance reports. Failure to comply with the PCI DSS can result in fines and/or penalties, the severity of which is defined by the individual payment card brands.

Course syllabus:

  1. Module 1: Introduction to Payment Card Industry Standards

  2. Module 2: Merchants

  3. Module 3: PCI/DSS Requirements

  4. Module 4: Preparing For and Passing Your Audit

  5. Module 5: Course Assessment