Guarding Precious Cargo: The Evolving Function of Compliance Initiatives (CISP/SDP/PCI) in Protecting Cardholder Data
NEW RESEARCH REPORT BY MERCATOR ADVISORY GROUP
When the card associations publish directives, it is not an option for their members to ignore them. The message from the associations is simple: turn your back on their mandates and pay the consequences. Ignorance is, in these cases, far from bliss.
This research report complements prior research by Mercator Advisory Group with coverage of security initiatives that card associations are mandating for their members. It is vital that stakeholders are aware of their responsibilities for preserving the integrity of not just their location, but the entire payments value chain.
Nick Holland, Director of the Emerging Technologies Advisory Service and co-author of the report sees the compliance mandates as just the price of doing business electronically:
"It goes without saying that electronic transactions are here to stay. As consumers we are accustomed to the convenience, speed and security of card payments and expect them to be more convenient, faster and secure in the future. For this to continue, we need to have the utmost confidence in the integrity of electronic transaction networks..."
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Holland sees participation in the programs as essential for all stakeholders in e-payments...
"Security compliance mandates form the insurance policy for maintaining consumer confidence now and tomorrow and should be considered a basic requirement for participating in electronic transactions, whether you are a merchant, acquirer, processor, or any other member of the chain. To not do so, one runs the risk of poisoning the well not just for your own institution and your clients but for your peers and the industry as a whole..."
The report contains 4 exhibits and is 21 pages.
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