Attestation of Compliance (AOC)
Attestation of Compliance (AOC) is the documentation that validates the compliance status of an organization.
Cardholder Data Environment (CDE)
Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) includes all the people and technologies that can impact the security of cardholder data.
A merchant is any entity that accepts payment cards, according to the PCI Security Standards Council.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
The PCI DSS is a set of requirements for all organizations that store, process, transmit, or impact security of branded customer cardholder data.
Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
Qualified Security Assessor is an organization or individual that compliance auditing.
Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)
A Self-Assessment Questionnaire is a way for merchants and service providers to validate PCI compliance.