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PCI-DSS Compliance Declining, Verizon Reports

September 26, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

For six years in a row, Verizon has reported a steady increase in compliance with the PCI-DSS security standard for payment security. Unfortunately, it's a trend that has now changed course. On Sept. 25, Verizon released its 2018 Payment Security Report, revealing a drop in Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance. In the 2018 report, 52.5 percent of organizations were compliant with PCI-DSS, declining from 55.4 percent that was reported last year. "It's not a good trend," Ciske Van Oosten, senior manager of Global Intelligence at Verizon, told eWEEK. "We know that organizations that do not maintain PCI-DSS compliance, those are the ones that get breached."