Achieve PCI Compliance Through Security Awareness Training

By LM Security

In this article, we will learn how we can achieve PCI-DSS compliance through security awareness training. We will also discuss some of the requirements of PCI-DSS that depend completely on end-user responsibilities and security awareness. Due to lack of education and awareness about payment security, employees often leave security holes in their developed applications by not following best security practices in coding, picking up weak passwords, and sharing company information on public and social platforms. Security Awareness was one of the key drivers of PCI-DSS 3.0. The PCI-DSS community focuses more on the education and security awareness around payment security in 3.0. PCI-DSS 3.0 has incorporated requirements such as 12.6 which states: “Implement a formal security awareness program to make all personnel aware of the importance of cardholder data security”

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