On 7 January 2014, the European Payments Council () together with the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) published version 7.0 of the Single Euro Payments Area () Cards Standardisation Volume (the SCS Volume), ready for market implementation. The SCS Volume defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal infrastructure across , based on open international card standards. The six books of the SCS Volume version 7.0 cover a set of requirements applicable to card-present (face-to-face) transactions to allow investment decisions and implementation based on stable requirements.
Here you find Book 4 (Security) of the SCS Volume version 7.0
Book 4 - ‘Security’ defines requirements in order to achieve a “single common set of card security requirements and technical specifications”. The Book 4 single security requirements refer to PCI (Payment Card Industry) international card security standards. This ‘toolbox’ enables system developers and security professionals to easily identify and implement a single harmonised set of security requirements in a consistent way. card single security requirements are key to maintaining trust in card payments and to making security a pro-competitive factor to the benefit of all stakeholders in the card industry.