I would especially like to thank my wife and children for putting up with me being locked away in my study for countless weekends and evenings.
There is a fantastic amount of really well-written and useful whitepapers on this subject and, therefore, I would like to thank all these people who have in some way helped to formulate this guide.
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) website (www.pcisecuritystandards.org/) contains a number of additional resources, including:
- Attestations of Compliance Navigating PCI DSS: Understanding the Intent of the Requirements
- The PCI DSS and PA-DSS Glossary of Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Information Supplements and Guidelines.
I strongly recommend you spend an appropriate amount of time to read and digest all the good information that is freely available at www.pcisecuritystandards.org/.
I hope you find this practical guide useful, and welcome feedback on any of the processes and recommendations detailed within.