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PCI DSS Scoping Model and Approach

Model in PDF formats

This page used to contain an HTML version of the model; it has been removed for a few reasons:

  • I want to maintain consistency when changes occur (substantive changes in version 1.2 extracted from the December 2017 version of the books);
  • I wanted to add A4 formatted versions for my European friends (in addition to the US letter versions);
  • French and Spanish translations of the books will accompany the English (authoritative) version, this change will make maintenance easier (translations are currently underway and I hope they will be available summer 2018).

Model downloads

Version History

Version Author Description Date


Yves Desharnais

Initial release

July 2015


Yves Desharnais

Clarifications, Formatting and Update to PCI DSS 3.2 and other PCI SSC updated documents

July 2016


Yves Desharnais

Clarifications and changes related to PCI DSS Information Supplement: Guidance for PCI DSS Scoping and Network Segmentation

December 2017


Yves Desharnais

Minor fixes for PCI DSS 3.2.1 and initial Spanish and French Versions

July 2018