The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard council has issued new requirements designed to improve security on retail point-of-sale card readers, unattended kiosks and payment terminals, according to Computerworld.
This latest version of the council's PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements includes three new modules for device vendors and their customers to secure sensitive card data. One module contains requirements for the secure reading and exchange of data on payment card devices, while another spells out the security standards that device vendors will be expected to follow regarding unattended point-of-sale devices. The third module involves a new set of requirements for wireless-enabled payment card devices.
Banking Business Review notes that Version 3.0 is effective immediately, and version 2.0 will be retired on May 12, 2011.