The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which administers the PCI standards, has issued guidelines for applying its protocols to wireless technology. These Guidelines will help merchants incorporate wireless networking equipment without compromising data security. The Guidelines consist of nine requirements that provide guidance for testing and deploying wireless networks. Specifically, the Guidelines will help merchants to understand methods to secure their wireless networks. In addition, the Council formed a special interest group to develop recommendations for businesses to increase wireless security and reduce the potential for hackers to access wireless networks.