PCI Council readying end-to-end encryption guidance

The PCI Security Standards Council is studying a number of emerging technologies and plans to issue a guidance document on end-to-end encryption when it releases the next version of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), due out in October. Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Council, said researchers are preparing documentation on what he calls the latest industry “big buzz word.” Other technologies being studied include the use of tokenization and chip and PIN technologies to protect credit card data and how virtualization affects data protection technologies. In this interview, conducted at the recent 2010 RSA Security Conference, Russo explains whether the next version of PCI DSS will have any major changes and why the Council takes a cautious approach to adding changes to the standard.

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