The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that ALL companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Managing to get a PCI compliance certification and then maintaining it can be time-consuming and complex. But there are pathways to follow that will make the process easier as you move forward to protect your cardholders.
Organizations that accept payment cards and handle, transmit or retain payment card data must comply with PCI-DSS. It is crucial for data security because practically every business accepts credit or debit cards as a form of payment.
The PCI-DSS's directives limit the risk of credit and debit card data loss. It not only helps avoid identity theft but also includes best practices for recognizing, preventing and resolving data incidents.
PCI-DSS compliance also safeguards a company in the event of a data breach in which cardholder data is exposed. SMBs that comply with PCI-DSS are recognized by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, JCB and American Express, all of which are pioneers in establishing this information security standard.
Failure to comply with PCI-DSS can result in penalties that prevent a company from dealing with card data.
Relying on a trustworthy, experienced PCI compliance company is crucial. We are experts at payment card compliance, IT security, and data protection. We leverage our experience to secure your payment data, protect your business and manage costs and risk, making sure you’re certified and in compliance.