We need to care about these standards as they affect at least three major business verticals like
Hardware/Software for merchants, financial industry etc
We now have updated PCI DSS version 3.0 standards located on the PCI website at
https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/with increasing focus on penetration testing.
When do the vendors need to comply?
Vendors need to comply with PCI 3.0 by end of the year 2014 and they have until end of June 2015 to comply with section 11.3 of PCI 3.0 which should give vendors and pen testers enough time to get ready!