What is the Difference between Masking & Truncation

What is the Difference between Masking & Truncation

PCI DSS Compliance is a payment card security standard that outlines stringent security requirements for protecting cardholder data. In the outlined 12 PCI Compliance Requirements, one of the Requirement 3.3 states that organizations need to “Mask PAN when displayed such that only personnel with a legitimate business need can see more than the first six/last four digits of the PAN. So, as a matter of best practice organizations adopt masking and truncation techniques for data security.

However, the two techniques are different but often interchangeably used in the payment card industry. So, in the video, we have explained the difference between masking and truncation techniques in PCI DSS. This will help you understand the difference between the two techniques and where and why the two techniques are used in PCI DSS.

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