Building PCI compliant Django applications

A Talk presented by Ken Cochrane
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September 6th, 4:20 p.m. – 5 p.m.


If you currently accept credit cards with your Django application today, or you plan on accepting them in the future, then you will need to worry about PCI DSS. Learn what you need to do to make sure that your application is PCI DSS compliant, and if it is not, what you need to do to bring it into compliance.


PCI DSS is a set of twelve different security standards that are required for any organization that handles credit or debit card transactions. These standards are created by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council and they require all organizations to validate that they are compliant every year.

Understanding these rules and how they effect you is sometimes a daunting task. The goals of this talk will be the following:

I'll close out the talk with some of the details on how I haver personally satisfied PCI DSS Requirements on my projects in the past. I'll cover some of the tools and services that I used, and why I decided to use them.

At the conclusion of the talk you should have a better understanding of PCI DSS, and what you need to do, in order for your Django application to be certified as compliant.