White Paper

White Paper: More On Tokenization, Encryption, And PCI Compliance

Building on the Analyst Insight Avoiding a Kick to the Head: The Value of Tokenization for Protecting Cardholder Data (February 2010), Aberdeen continues to explore the implications of tokenization, end-to-end encryption, and point-to-point encryption technologies in the context of PCI DSS compliance and secure payment processing. The May 2010 announcement by Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI) provides another strong example of leveraging tokenization and encryption to protect cardholder data, and highlights the unique perspective of developers of secure payment applications.