Protecting PAN According to PCI DSS Rules
It’s crucial that any company handling consumer cardholder information, including card numbers, protect that information from any and every unauthorized user. The PCI Security Standards Council has determined that to promote security and usability, it’s not enough to secure a system perimeter and encrypt data. Instead, companies have to approach data obfuscation through a series of requirements that protect it from theft while allowing the company to utilize it for regular commercial purposes.
Here, we’ll discuss Primary Account Numbers (PAN) and how you must protect them under PCI DSS.