PCI SSC Publishes Wireless Security Guidelines

Sept. 1, 2011

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a guidance document aimed at providing organizations with the current PCI DSS considerations for implementing wireless technology securely in payments environments. The Wakefield, Mass.-based standards-setting body said PCI DSS Wireless Guidelines Information Supplement helps organizations understand how PCI DSS applies to wireless environments, how to limit the PCI DSS scope as it pertains to wireless and provides practical methods and concepts for deployment of secure wireless in payment card transaction environments. “Wireless networks continue to be an easy target for data compromise, especially as new devices are added to these environments,” said Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “This resource remains an important tool for understanding how to secure your payment card data when using wireless technologies.”