We’ve all heard speculation, and even speeches where we were told this was coming, but it is now finally one step closer to reality. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council announced the Payment Application Data Security Standard, and its intention to release the new standard by Q1 of 2008. Unfortunately, to my knowledge the PA-DSS is not quite out of draft form yet, and is still sitting with the Members. Once it is clear of that review process, I hope that QSAs will be given an advance copy like we were of the proposed questionnaire. While we are prohibited in sharing the documents with our customers, we can speak to their makeup and how it might affect our them.

Stay tune for more information as it is released!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.