Do you keep your customers’ personal data secure? If not, your business could face serious fines and costly audits, as well as lose the ability to accept plastic payments.
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) created the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) to help merchants protect customer data. These standards were developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard and Visa.
Any merchant or service provider that stores, processes or transmits credit card data must comply with the PCI DSS controls and processes. Compliance protects your business from fraud and from the negative outcomes associated with losing customers’ trust over security issues.
How does it work?
As a merchant, you are responsible for making sure that your business is compliant with the standards. The PCI DDS standards include rules for physical security, application security, network security and more. Merchants must submit an attestation of their compliance to the PCI Security Standards Council annually.
Q Solutions can help you complete this certification process. Call us at 877-609-6377 to learn more.