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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) (or PCI DSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.

The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.

For example Section 6.5.A of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) Requirements and Security Assessment Procedures says :

Obtain and review software development processes for any web-based applications. Verify that processes require training in secure coding techniques for developers, and are based on guidance such as the OWASP guide (http://www.owasp.org).


PCI DSS Free Libre Open Source ecommerce related links


Commercial Toolkit

UK Electronic Payment Directory

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Amazon DevPay


Amazon DevPay is a simple-to-use online billing and account management service that makes it easy for businesses to sell applications that are built in, or run on top of, Amazon Web Services. It is designed to make running applications in the cloud and on demand easier for developers.

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Magento Open Source eCommerce

Magento was designed with the notion that each eCommerce implementation has to be unique since no two businesses are alike. Magento's modular architecture puts the control back in the hands of the online merchant and places no constraints on business processes and flow.

Varien is fully invested in establishing Magento as the leading Open Source eCommerce platform. To that effect, we are committed to nurturing the growth of the Magento community, building strong and lasting partnerships and continuing to develop and improve on Magento.

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