Payment security risks are an important issue for every business, interacting with payment cards, both physically and digitally. As customer data theft and payment fraud remain rampant, POS providers, payment processors, payment hardware and software vendors alike are looking for extra ways to secure payment transactions and cardholder data processing. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) was introduced in late 2006. Yet, despite being around for over a decade, it’s still not unanimously adopted. A 2021 poll found that 50% of merchants are still non-compliant with PCI-DSS or failed to pass an assessment.