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5 Updates from PCI SSC That You Need to Know

As payment technologies evolve, so do the requirements for securing cardholder data.
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New Standard for Contactless Payments by the End of the Year

The PCI SSC will publish new security standards for mobile payment acceptance by December 31, 2019. The standards will expand on the Council's existing PCI PIN Transaction Security Point of Interaction standard for mobile device payments with new requirements for contactless 'tap and go' payment transactions involving commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile devices.

PCI SSC already has a Software-based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) standard in place. The new standard being released this year is for Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC).

'With a growing number of merchants now using smartphones and other commercial off-the-shelf ... devices, PCI SSC has expanded its support for mobile payment acceptance,' Leach noted in a blog post earlier this year.
The PCI SSC has described the standards for contactless payments as being developed with input from stakeholders across the industry via a formal request-for-comments process. It is positioned as an alternative to existing security validation such as those for dedicated payments transactions systems (PTS).
Image source: Shutterstock

New Standard for Contactless Payments by the End of the Year

The PCI SSC will publish new security standards for mobile payment acceptance by December 31, 2019. The standards will expand on the Council's existing PCI PIN Transaction Security Point of Interaction standard for mobile device payments with new requirements for contactless "tap and go" payment transactions involving commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile devices.

PCI SSC already has a Software-based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) standard in place. The new standard being released this year is for Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC).

"With a growing number of merchants now using smartphones and other commercial off-the-shelf devices, PCI SSC has expanded its support for mobile payment acceptance," Leach noted in a blog post earlier this year.

The PCI SSC has described the standards for contactless payments as being developed with input from stakeholders across the industry via a formal request-for-comments process. It is positioned as an alternative to existing security validation such as those for dedicated payments transactions systems (PTS).

Image source: Shutterstock

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