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Discover Information Security & Compliance (DISC)

Data security is a top priority for Discover. The Discover Information Security & Compliance (DISC) program was developed to implement and maintain efficient data security requirements and procedures for its constituents and promote the adoption of secure transaction processing of cardholder data on the Discover network.

As part of this ongoing initiative, Discover partnered with other major payment card brands to form the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, LLC ("PCI SSC"). The PCI SSC was launched on September 7, 2006 to manage the ongoing evolution of the Payment Card Industry ("PCI") security standards, which focus on improving payment account security throughout the transaction process. Discover is firmly committed to the PCI security standards as the industry data protection standards for the payment card industry. The DISC program is designed to promote compliance to the requirements of the PCI security standards by helping you safeguard cardholder data and limit data compromises.

Click here for more information on the PCI SSC.

In addition to requiring compliance to the PCI Data Security Standard, Discover requires that each new implementation of payment applications by merchants and their agents, is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Payment Application Data Security Standard ("PA-DSS").

Click here for a list of PA-DSS compliant applications.

For more information regarding PA-DSS, please visit the PCI SSC website.


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