Businesses who are considering a cloud migration to Amazon AWS for private workloads may come up against PCI DSS compliance questions.

Amazon has published PCI DSS resources and guidelines in their AWS knowledgebase.

ICS2 offers some insight which may help provide answers.


Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards or PCI DSS, are a set of 12 requirements with over 300 controls which apply to any organization which stores, processes or transmits credit card data. Today, I will attempt to add some clarity around PCI compliance within AWS.

Adam M. Lechnos, CISSP via ICS2

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