What is PCI Compliance?
The Payment Card Industry Compliance was founded by the PCI Security Council; namely, American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. The PCI Security Council provides tools and industry control measures to organizations who handle cardholder information, such as, major credit cards, debit, prepaid gift cards, ATM, e-purse and POS cards. This would refer to Data Security Standard (DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements. This was implemented primarily to reduce fraudulent activity to help ensure the safe handling of sensitive information.
Large companies must have annual validation of PCI compliance performed by an external qualified IT security specialist, in order to accept large volumes of financial transactions. Smaller companies and service providers must obtain a PCI DSS Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), in order to maintain a safe site and avoid potential liability in the event of fraudulent activity. Hiring a professional IT Security Specialist will help protect your business, both large or small, and your clients from being a costly victim of fraudulent activity.
For more information on the PCI Security Council go to: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/
What is involved in PCI Compliance controls?
PCI Compliance controls involves many criteria such as; building and maintaining a secure network, protecting cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability assessment plan, implement strong access control, regularly testing and monitoring activity, maintaining an information security policy. All of these security controls and measures are designed for the protection of your business, your reputation and for your clients safety. An IT Security Specialist is the best way to help you implement the proper PCI Compliance controls to ensure both you and your clients are protected from fraudulent activity.
What we offer.
To meet these high demands, we will combine a detailed assessment, supporting materials and professional advice to get your Cardholder Data fully PCI DSS compliant. If you require a SAQ package, we will provide you with a comprehensive PCI compliant package to ensure your are 100% compliant.
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