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I Security Standards Council publishes new guide to wireless security

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Entry Device (PED) Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the findings of the Council’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Wireless technologies.

The Wireless SIG published an information supplement, PCI DSS Wireless Guideline to help organizations understand how PCI DSS applies to wireless environments, how to limit the PCI DSS scope as it pertains to wireless, and practical methods and concepts for deployment of secure wireless in payment card transaction environments. As wireless networks have been implicated in past payment card data breaches, a SIG formed to investigate and create specific recommendations to increase the security of wireless implementations in accordance with the PCI DSS, and reduce the potential for wireless to be an entry point in attacks on networks containing card data. The new paper is intended for organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data that may or may not have deployed wireless LAN (WLAN) technology as well as assessors that evaluate PCI DSS compliance.

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