Billions of card payment transactions happen every day. This course explains how they work, how criminals can turn payment card transactions into money, and how the PCI Security Standards aim to stop them.
There is a reason that criminals steal payment card data. It is because they can turn the stolen data into money. In this course, Payment Card Security, Processing, and the PCI Standards, you'll discover how a payment card transaction gets from the store to your statement and in the process learn about the electronic messages that move between the banks and payment card schemes. First, you'll find out how criminals turn the data into money and how the payment card industry stops them with the security standards that everyone and everything in the process has to follow. Next, you'll learn about which PCI authorized assessors and laboratories are required for an organization to validate compliance with the various PCI Security Standards. Finally, you'll explore the foundation qualification, the PCI Professional, that you may want to consider. By the end of this course, you'll understand how the payment system works and the PCI Security Standards role in protecting this data.
Course Overview Hello everyone. My name is John Elliott. Welcome to my course, Payment Card Security, Processing, and the PCI Standards. I've been working in payment security for about 12 years. In that time, I've been a PCI qualified security assessor and also worked for large merchants, getting them compliant with PCI DSS. I worked for two of the major card brands and was their representative on the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which means that I had the pleasure of contributing to many of the PCI standards, including PCI DSS and the point‑to‑point encryption standards. I developed this course to include all the information I wish I knew when I started in the industry. So we're going to find out how a transaction that you make in store or online appears on your payment card statement. We're going to look at the data messages exchanged between all the participants in the payment system and then discover how criminals can take these stolen messages and turn them into money. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what payment card data moves around the world, what's the point of all the different PCI standards, the EMV standards for secure payment technologies, who cares whether you are compliant with the PCI standard, which assessor to use to validate your compliance, and how to become a PCI professional. By the end of this course, you will understand how the PCI standards are designed to protect payment card data from criminals. There are no prerequisites. And from here, you'll be more confident working on payment projects and on PCI projects. You'll also have about 40% of the information you need to pass the PCI Professional exam. I do hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the wonders of the payment system with the Payment Card Security, Processing, and the PCI Standards course here, at Pluralsight.