Visa developed the Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) to assist software vendors in creating secure payment applications that help merchants and agents mitigate compromises, prevent storage of sensitive cardholder data (i.e. full magnetic stripe data, CVV, CVV2 or PIN data) and support overall compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).


General information regarding PCI DSS, including a PCI DSS self-assessment questionnaire, can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org.