Are you up to date with your PCI compliance?
What is PCI Compliance?
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS): security standards designed to ensure that every organization that comes into contact with credit card transactions maintains a secure IT environment. Depending on the volume of Visa transactions, all businesses fall under one of four merchant levels; the requirements of PCI compliance are based on the merchant level of the organization.
According to the PCI Security Standards Council, twelve security steps demonstrate best practices. By partnering with SSI, you can feel confident that your data is securely hosted with a PCI compliant provider. Here’s how we address PCI goals to keep you compliant:
Goal: Build and Maintain a Secure Network
- Install & maintain a firewall
- Create company specific unique passwords, not vendor-supplied defaults
Goal: Protect Cardholder Data
- Encryption across open, public networks
- Secure stored data
Goal: Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
- Install & update anti-virus software
- Develop & maintain secure systems & applications
Cyber criminals don’t discriminate. Regardless of size or volume of credit card transactions, every organization is vulnerable.
Goal: Implement Strong Access Control Measures
- Restrict access to cardholder data
- Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
- Restrict physical access to cardholder data
Goal: Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
- Track & monitor access to network
- Test security systems & processes consistently
Goal: Maintain an Information Security Policy
- Create an information security program for all personnel
SSI provides a comprehensive solution designed to protect your assets and maintain PCI compliance.
Protect Your Customers. Protect Your Business.
Designed by the five major credit card brands, PCI compliance was initiated in 2006 as a way to mitigate consumer and bank data breaches. PCI compliance is a self-regulated mandate, and although it is not a “law,” it is vital to the security and success of any organization. If your company falls out of compliance, the consequences could be devasting:
- Loss of Brand Confidence
- Lost Revenue
- Remediation Costs
- Fines and Penalties
- Legal Action
- Federal Audits
- Lost Jobs
If you fail to comply — even if it’s unintentional on your part — you are subject to the financial costs and other potential liabilities that could affect the core of your enterprise. SSI provides a comprehensive solution designed to protect your assets and maintain PCI compliance. Let us take PCI compliance off your plate so you can concentrate on growing your business.
With SSI’s PCI compliance approach, we protect your enterprise AND your customers. Call us today to see how we can get you up to speed with the complex regulations of PCI compliance.