Glossary of Compliance

Compliance Glossary

Our list of curated compliance glossary offers everything you to know about compliance in one place.

Glossary » PCI DSS » PCI PTS

PCI PTS

PTS stands for PIN Transaction Security. It’s a set of security evaluations created by the Payment Card Industry Security Standard Council (PCI SSC). PTS safeguards cardholder data at interaction points (like payment terminals) and hardware security modules (HSMs).

Why is PCI PTS Important? 

In the payment industry, trust is important. Organizations must be reliable to maintain this trust, especially when handling sensitive data. Demonstrating PCI PTS compliance is a way to prove that your product is trustworthy. To achieve this, your organization must undergo security evaluations, including those for HSMs that secure key data and payment terminals handling payment account data.

Also, with new payment methods emerging, cyber threats have increased. Businesses with attended and unattended payment terminals are vulnerable, leading to breaches and a loss of customer trust.

That’s why PCI mandates that issuers, acquirers, and merchants use PCI PTS Devices in business operations. These ensure secure transmission and validation of cardholder information and bolsters security and customer confidence.

Additional reading

difference between soc 2 and soc 3

Difference Between SOC 2 and SOC 3 Compliance

As business owners of SaaS firms, navigating the world of SOC compliances and regulations can be challenging with its legal speak, audits and whatnot. Nonetheless, data security is paramount; therefore, it pays to explore this landscape with a good understanding of SOC (Service Organization Control) reporting framework. In this article, we dwell on SOC 3…
Everything You Need to Know about Cyber Essentials

Everything You Need to Know about Cyber Essentials

Amid the rapid strides into the digital realm, the accompanying risks loom large. The emergence of Cyber Essentials stands as a pivotal response to these challenges within contemporary cybersecurity. Crafted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), this nationally recognized certification acts as a cornerstone, erecting a robust defense against prevalent online threats. Its implementation…

Automate Evidence Collection to Get it Right the First Time

Audits and the months leading up to them are among the most stressful periods for infosec teams. A typical SOC 2 audit can take up to 9 months to prepare and a further 3 months to complete, with infosec teams bearing the burden of conducting control testing and collecting evidence. Audits hinge on the evidence…

Sprinto: Your growth superpower

Use Sprinto to centralize security compliance management – so nothing
gets in the way of your moving up and winning big.