PCI Security Standards Council®

Request for Comments

Provide Valuable Feedback


The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) highly values feedback from the global payment card industry in the development of PCI Security Standards and programs. Dedicated comment periods are one of the several ways that PCI SSC solicits feedback from stakeholders.

The Process

Request for Comments (RFC) periods are avenues for PCI SSC stakeholders to provide feedback on existing and new PCI Security Standards. This feedback plays a critical role in the ongoing maintenance and development of these resources for the payment card industry. All comments will be available for viewing by those who participated in that RFC. Your comment(s), your organization’s name, and how PCI SSC actioned your feedback comments will be made available in the PCI SSC portal.

PCI SSC has developed detailed and easy-to-understand guidance on its official RFC process. To learn more, please check out the PCI Perspectives Blog, RFC Process Guide, RFC-at-a-Glance infographic and What to Know Before Participating in a PCI SSC RFC resource guide.

Current and Upcoming RFCs

RFC

Dates*

Open to

PCI DSS v4.0 Draft v0.2

23 September - 13 November

  • Participating Organizations
  • Approved Scanning Vendors
  • Qualified Security Assessors

PCI PTS HSM v4 Draft Standard

November/December 2020

  • PCI Recognized Labs
  • Participating PTS Vendors

PCI Card Production v3 Draft Standard

2 November - 1 December

  • Participating Organizations
  • PCI Recognized Labs
  • Qualified Security Assessors
  • Card Production Security Assessors
  • Qualified PIN Assessors
  • Software Security Framework Assessors
  • Approved Scanning Vendors

* Future RFC dates are estimates and subject to change.

For additional information about current RFCs or details about previous RFCs, please use your secure credentials to log into the PCI SSC portal.

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