Transitioning from PCI DSS v3.2.1 to PCI DSS v4.0

Development, Transition, and Implementation from old to new version

In this story, we will simply look at the development of new standard from PCI DSS v3.2.1 to v4.0. We have also tried to explain what’s required in March 2024 vs March 2025.

Timelines from PCI DSS

PCI Security Standard Council (SSC) has been working on the version 4 for a long time. From the below screenshot you can see the development timelines for request for comments (RFC) at various stages. Once all the…

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Aakif Shaikh, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, CISA, GWAPT

Over 18 years of experience in a wide variety of technical domains within information security including information assurance, compliance, and risk management.