The Two Scenarios Coming From The PWC PCI Report

The consultants at PWC began with an analysis of 12 security technologies that emerged from 160 interviews with industry players, and then narrowed the list for their “deep dive” investigation to several that they concluded had the best potential to be automated, could be integrated with existing infrastructures and could have a meaningful potential impact on PCI scope, rather than being treated simply as compensating controls. The three technologies they chose were end-to-end encryption, tokenization and virtual terminals, all of which have the potential to significantly reduce the size and scope of the credit card data environment in most companies and, thereby, reduce PCI compliance management costs and security breach costs.

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