Businesses can't fall behind on security.

Businesses can't fall behind on security.

The PCI Security Standards Council announced plans for new PCI compliance rules earlier this month, according to SC Magazine. Dan Raywood, in writing for the news source, said businesses need to make sure they don't get left behind with new PCI rules in place.

"Compliance is never going to be easy, but guidelines are there to be followed and determined by businesses, and the reason it is difficult is to make it a challenge to achieve," according to Raywood. "Perhaps more communication from those determining the guidelines will clear the blurry lines a little."

General manager of the PCI SCC Bob Russo said in a previous SC Magazine article that a lot of people want to get certification for their business. He said these companies need to understand the intricacies of the 12-step PCI compliance program to help protect credit card information. These companies also need to understand the ramifications for not following the PCI DSS rules.

Raywood said goals for PCI SCC in 2012 include engaging the PCI compliance community with new opportunities, expanding the training program and continuing the focus on scope reduction for merchants.