In order to address the growing national and international concern for securing credit card information, Visa began to develop standards and announced the Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) in April, 2000. These standards became required in June of 2001 for all entities that store, process, or transmit Visa cardholder data.

Since that time, other credit card companies have become involved and a new group called the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council was formed to standardize security requirements across the entire credit card industry. The result is a new security standard called Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard(PCI-DSSor simply ‘PCI’) which is designed to ensure standardized compliance for multiple associations.

 - This document is provided to guide users of Evosus Enterprise into becoming and remaining PCI compliant.