CIO.com and CSOonline.com team together to bring you the most pertinent information on PCI compliance. Whether \n\nyou think you're already in compliance or you're in complete denial of the June 30, 2008 deadline, these tips can help you \n\nmake sure you are compliant and tell you what it may cost your company if you aren't.\n\n\nFUD Watch: Vendor Hype Escalates Over PCI Deadline\nMonday is the day merchants must be in compliance with PCI DSS Requirement 6.6. That means the security vendor PR machine is in overdrive.\n\n\n\nPCI Is Security Simplicity, Not Complexity\nPayment card industry data security: the standard that makes people stupid. \n\nAll About the PCI Data \n\nSecurity StandardMore than just another data-security standard, the PCI program is corporate America's most ambitious \n\neffort yet to prove that it can self-regulate. But even a standard with everything going for it might not be enough to stop \n\nthe loss of credit card data. \n\nA Guide to Practical PCI ComplianceMyriad merchants find \n\nthemselves at the end of the PCI compliance barrel and are spending significant amounts of time, money and effort in \n\nachieving PCI compliance. Advice from companies that have been there can help smooth your path. \n\nAcceptance Growing for PCI Security StandardPCI chief says the \n\nPCI DSS security requirements have gained considerable momentum in the US and globally. \n\n\nPCI: Smart or Stupid?The \n\ndata security standard isn't as complex as some would have you believe. \n\nPCI Standards Body Moves Ahead on Payment-ApplicationPCI \n\nSecurity Standards Council releases list of certified payment applications under Payment Application Data Security Standard. \n\nDoes the PCI Standards Council Have a Clue?In version 1.1. of the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), there are requirements for \n\nsecuring the application layer of a credit card. \n\nThe PCI Data Security \n\nStandardLearn about the validation requirements of the payment card industry's data security standard (PCI DSS), \n\nincluding administrative and technical elements of the program, and the potential sanctions for failure to comply. \n\nBuilding a Strategic, Comprehensive \n\nSolution for PCI-DSS ComplianceSecurity trends and hacking techniques are continually changing and, as a result, the \n\nPCI-DSS continues to evolve. To stay ahead of these trends and prove compliance, your organization needs a powerful solution \n\nfor collecting and monitoring user activity. Learn more about how you can use compliance as a means of competitive \n\ndifferentiation. \n\n\nIndustry \n\nView: Calculating the True Cost of PCI Non-ComplianceCompliance costs, but the cost of non-compliance may be more. \n\n\n\nPayment Card Industry Compliance\nIgnoring the PCI Data Security Standard is risky business. Here's how you can prepare for compliance. \n\nDo We Need Whistle-Blower Laws in Security?Security laws aren't all black and white. \n\n\nPCI Is Security Simplicity, Not \n\nComplexityThe payment card industry data security standard seems to make relatively smart people instantly dim-witted \n\nas they complain about its so-called complexity. \n\nCan Mid-Market Merchants Comply with PCI Standards In Time?\nIf you want to transact business with credit cards, you have to follow the rules: the payment card industry security \n\nstandards. Companies that don't comply face fines or worse. So why aren't more mid-market merchants already in compliance? \n\n\n\nOne-third of Visa Merchants Missed Security DeadlineCompanies \n\nface fines for non-compliance. \n\nWhy Should Merchants Keep Credit Card Data?The retail industry \n\nadvocates keeping a bare minimum of customer financial information. Just enough to still serve your customers without \n\nproviding potential thieves what they need. \n\nCrushed by Compliance TyrantsAre you beset by compliance regulations that just don't make sense? Cutting back on important security measures to \n\npay for them?. \n\nTear Down that Silo: Compliance in the Executive SuiteTreating \n\ncompliance as a one-time project costs far more for IT measures than if you take a proactive and integrated approach. \n\n\n\n\nI've Got My CrankyPants on AgainWill PCI's PA-DSS \n\n(Payment Application Data Security Standard) be a mess?