Payment Card Security, Processing, and the PCI Standards

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 that aim to stop them.
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(46)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 5, 2017
Duration
1h 50m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(46)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 5, 2017
Duration
1h 50m
Description

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 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. At the end of this course, you'll understand how the payment system works and the PCI Security Standards role in protecting this data.

About the author
About the author

John Elliott is a data protection specialist. He helps organizations comply with regulations in a sensible and pragmatic way, balancing business needs, risk and regulations.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is John Elliott, and welcome to my course, Payment Card Security, Processing, and the PCID Standards. I've been working in payment security for about eight years. In that time I've been a PCI- qualified security assessor, I've worked for large merchants, and I've spent some time as Visa Europe's representative on the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Counsel, the PCI SSC, which means that I had the pleasure of contributing to many of the PCI standards, including PCI DSS, PA-DSS, and P2PE. 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, how that appears on your payment card statements. 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 messages, steal them, and turn them into money. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include: what payment card data moves around the world, what's the point of all the different PCI standards, who cares whether you are compliant, which assessor to use to validate your compliance, 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 pre-requisites, and from here, you'll be more confident working on payments and PCI projects. You'll have also have 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 worlds of the payment system, with the Payment Card Security, Processing, and PCI Standards course, here at Pluralsight.