The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes. The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud.
All organizations (no matter the size) that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card or debit card data must comply with PCI DSS requirements.
Among its 12 requirements is Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications with 3 important subgroups: Vulnerability Management, Change control, and Software Development Requirements.
A subsection of it, requirement 6.5 states that you should address common coding vulnerabilities in software-development processes as follows:
|▪||Train developers at least annually in up-to-date secure coding techniques, including how to avoid common coding vulnerabilities.|
|▪||Develop applications based on secure coding guidelines|
To achieve requirement 6.5 , Moat Academy Secure Coding Boot Camp have made available quality training that takes into consideration all the 3 important subgroups mentioned above for software developers to ensure continuous protection of cardholder data with a globally accepted certification, Cyber Secure Coder from CertNexus which will be awarded upon passing the CSC 201 Examination.
PCI compliance certification is valid for one year from the date the certificate is issued. To maintain compliance, you are required to renew your certificate annually irrespective of your level. Keeping your certification valid, means you are taking responsibility to protect your customers from frauds, and your organization from reputational loss, financial loss, litigations and so on.
And more importantly, it would be a double loss if any breach occurs when an organization is not in full compliance, because they will further suffer financial loss by paying a fine to PCI Security Standards Council.