The PCI Security Standards Council has released the long awaited version 1.1 of the Self Assessment Questionnaire (or should I say questionnaires). The key thing here is that the validation requirements are different depending on the type of merchant you are. There are now 4 versions of the questionnaire as opposed to 1, and they do map to the current PCI 1.1 standards.

I think I assume that the intent is to keep the SAQ mirrored to the current version of the standards from now on, so we should see them updated this year if the standards are updated as planned. In addition, during the webinar call we asked if PA-DSS is still on track, and the response was “Yes,” it should still be released this quarter. We’re looking forward to that!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.