Glossary of Compliance

Compliance Glossary

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The Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) consists of all systems, networks, and applications used in the payment card transaction process. It includes all the places where payment card data is stored, processed, or transmitted. This data includes information such as the cardholder’s name, card number, expiration date, and other sensitive information. To comply with the PCI DSS, companies must take various security measures, such as firewalls and strong encryptions, to protect the cardholder data environment against data breaches, unauthorized access, and other security threats.

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