PCI Security Standards are developed specifically to protect payment account data throughout the payment lifecycle and to enable
technology solutions that devalue this data and remove the incentive for criminals to steal it. They include standards for merchants,
service providers, and financial institutions on security practices technologies and processes, and standards for developers and
vendors for creating secure payment products and solutions.
The graphic below shows the 15 PCI Security Standards and where they apply to the payment process. All PCI Standards and