PCI DSS Compliance - What is it?

Article by Megan Grosso

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance is mandated by credit card companies to help ensure the security of credit card transactions in the payments industry. In short, it means as a business that you aren't storing any customers card details.

You are either PCI compliant or non-compliant, which can result in fines & more.

Do you need it?

Any merchant that wants to process, store or transmit credit card data is required to be PCI compliant, according to the PCI Data Security Standard Council.

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What are the rules?

1. Use & maintain firewalls

2. Proper password protections

3. Protect cardholder data

4. Encrypt transmitted data

5. Use & maintain anti-virus

6. Properly updated software

7. Restrict data access

8. Unique ID's for access

9. Restrict physical access

10. Create & maintain access logs

11. Scan & test for vulnerabilities

12. Document policies

How do you become PCI Compliant?

Your payment processors and gateway provider may help you to become PCI compliant. Paynetworx offers support in becoming compliant and how to maintain PCI DSS compliance. Contact us to find out more. 

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