Which version of PCI DSS do retailers need to comply with in 2014? Version 2.0 or 3.0?

  • Team Omega
  • March 21, 2014

The PCI Council officially released PCI DSS version 3.0 in January, 2014.  Many merchants are still working through their PCI Compliance audit that started in 2013 for the requirements of version 2.0.  Clearly, their Report on Compliance (ROC) will be based on providing evidentiary support required by PCI DSS 2.0.

Here’s good news for Level 2 merchants waiting to get started on PCI compliance

The PCI (Payment Card Industry) Council has confirmed that version 2.0 will still be valid until December 31, 2014, so businesses have time to make the transition to version 3.0.

April through December 2014 — 9 months to complete the process from gap analysis to PCI compliance is plenty time for merchants to finish up PCI DSS version 2.0 and get the ROC.  Start now by partnering with an expert, certified PCI Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider.