PCI Compliance

PCI DSS

If you’re processing card payments online, compliance through strong IT security is not an option.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide standard established by five major credit card companies—Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and JCB—to enhance and enforce security in processing credit cards. Organizations processing card payments online must adhere to this standard in order to maintain strong data security, avoid heavy fines and/or penalties, and above all else-- preserve customer confidence and trust.

Fines and penalties aside, PCI DSS should be implemented as a general measure of protection for both customers and organizations at large that handle sensitive credit card information. Unfortunately--since its inception, organizations have been laboring to understand and comply with PCI DSS’ requirements.

 

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