It’s hard to believe the payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) is 16 years old at this point. Although it’s experienced different updates and iterations over the years, this standard has provided an industry-defined payment processing and data storage framework for more than a decade and a half.
In today’s fast-changing threat landscape, businesses are struggling to deliver values to their customers and to protect consistently their assets. Security experts are constantly running after the attackers, and defending their systems can no longer be done by just installing a firewall on the Internet access. Over time, the complexity of the environment increased because of the adoption of cloud services and the emergence of new technologies. Likewise, the attacks became more sophisticated, and the attackers are more creative than ever.