Every business owner should learn the history of PCI DSS (Data Security Standard). This is knowledge that you need to make sure that every transaction you conduct with customers and business partners is fully secured. The DSS has been specifically engineered and established for just this purpose. It has evolved over the past 13 years to meet rising security challenges from increasingly sophisticated cyber-criminals. However, its basic function - to ensure proper security for business credit card transactions - remains the same as when it was first introduced.