PCI: Payment Card Industry

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This is alpha nerd soup – where I have 30 seconds to explain a seemingly random jumble of letters!

Today: P C I

Payment Card Industry

Another confusingly-used acronym because PCI is frequently used to describe the PCI DSS (the data security standard) OR the cardholder data itself.

What’s good to know is that if at all possible in the course of your business, don’t touch credit card or banking account information. And, if you have to keep the scope, the surface areas, and the policies around that as tight as possible. There are services to help limit your scope and exposure.

A tip: NEVER send or accept credit card info via email. Never.