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Thursday, June 13, 2013

PCI SSC releases PTS POI 4.0

The PCI Ssecurity Standards Council (PCI SSC) recently released version 4.0 of the PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Point of Interaction (POI) requirements. The council stated, "These requirements, along with the Hardware Security Module (HSM) requirements, provide standards for device manufacturers to ensure merchants and others have secure devices for accepting and processing payment cards."

Key changes from the previous version include a restructured open protocols module, enhanced interface testing and logical security requirements, added source code reviews, and the introduction of a vendor provided security policy.

"The PTS POI requirements are critical to securing POI devices," Russo said in a press release about the updated requirements. "By continually enhancing the robustness of the program's testing criteria we can ensure that these products are being tested and validated against the highest level of security."

The full document is at www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/documents.php . end of article

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