Timeline for PCI DSS 4.0: The Fourth Requirement and In-Transit Encryption

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As we move through the requirements of PCI DSS 4.0, we’ve reached the point where the standard specifies what it means to protect data as it moves through and outside of private and public networks. 

Encryption seems like a no-brainer, but in many cases, organizations have no idea how to manage their encryption approach properly. Key management, minimum strength, and application points can be challenging to juggle without understanding how it fits into the bigger picture. 

Here, we’ll discuss the fourth requirement of PCI DSS 4.0 and what it says about in-transit encryption.

 

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Timeline for PCI DSS 4.0: The Third Requirement and Protecting Stored Data

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While having only 12 requirements might make PCI DSS seem like a simple standard, each requirement is incredibly important and, if you aren’t paying attention, can specify practices you aren’t implementing. In the case of the third requirement, this could mean that you’re not actually protecting the most critical data that is in your possession–that is, the private and financial information of your customers. 

Therefore, if you want to avoid scandal, fraud, and the loss of your customers’ trust, you must follow the third PCI DSS requirement. With the continued launch of PCI DSS 4.0, we’re now moving on to a discussion of the third PCI DSS requirement.

 

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