Enhancing Drupal’s Reputation as a World-Class, Open-Source eCommerce Platform through PCI Compliance

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New white paper clarifies PCI-DSS compliance for Drupal and Drupal Commerce.

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Any eCommerce solution must meet a high bar with respect to best practices and security if they are to be taken seriously in today's market.

In a rapidly growing eCommerce industry, many agencies are finding it difficult to keep up with ever-changing standards and regulations, but a newly released white paper on Payment Card Industry Digital Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance will provide the Drupal community with insight into this essential process. Written and reviewed by experts in the Drupal community, the white paper provides a high-level overview and well-defined next steps to protect businesses accepting credit card payments.

"Any eCommerce solution must meet a high bar with respect to best practices and security if they are to be taken seriously in today's market,” said Rick Manelius, project architect of NEWMEDIA. “Neither software vendors nor merchants can afford to bury their heads in the sand regarding PCI responsibilities, and this paper serves to educate both."

"Many merchants and site builders in the Drupal community are just getting started with eCommerce, and therefore haven't delved into the issues around PCI compliance very deeply yet,” Manelius said. “Assisting others in this process served as my inspiration to assemble and distribute this information."

Commerce Guys, the company behind Drupal Commerce, sponsored the white paper along with six other companies that saw the need for focus in this important area.

Available in markdown, HTML and PDF, the white paper is the first of its kind to be geared specifically toward the Drupal community. It underscores Drupal’s position as an eCommerce platform that takes security seriously. For more information, please visit drupalpcicompliance.org to read the full paper and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

About Rick Manelius

Rick Manelius is a self-described jack-of-all-trades. An engineer by training, he earned a bachelor of science and a Ph.D. in material science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has published eight papers in various scientific journals and conference proceedings.

Rick has always found web development rewarding and decided to change his career path and move into Drupal because of its power of having an immediate, large impact on the lives of businesses and their clients. He has more than four years of experience with Drupal eCommerce, particularly on membership-based sites with recurring billing. His passion for “doing things right” is a driving force behind his work.

About Commerce Guys

Featured in Gartner Inc.’s Cool Vendors in E-Commerce 2012 and 2013 reports, Commerce Guys is the creator of Drupal Commerce, one of the fastest growing eCommerce solutions with over 28,000 active sites worldwide. Drupal Commerce is a revolutionary software integrating commerce, content and community to create engaging Web experiences that bring e-retailers more traffic to drive more commerce. Commerce Guys technology and expertise provides online merchants with the powerful, responsive and innovative eCommerce solutions they need to thrive.

Visit us at commerceguys.com. Follow us on Twitter (@commerceguys) and Facebook (facebook.com/commerceguys). Be a part of the movement at Drupalcommerce.org.

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