10 Security Standards Cloud Providers Should Care About

According to Analysys Mason, about 42 percent of cloud service providers follow the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) standard, a global security standard that applies to all organizations that hold, process or exchange credit card or credit card holder information. The standard was created to give the payment card industry increased controls around data and to ensure it is not exposed. It is also designed to ensure that consumers are not exposed to potential financial or identity fraud and theft when using a credit card.