PCI Compliance | involves data security measures to prevent credit card numbers from being compromised from point-of-sale systems, waste disposal and any other possible method by which card holder information could be stolen.
As cases of consumer fraud, identity theft and security breaches continue to make the news, adherence to the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are progressing toward ensuring security for cardholder data; and, while many merchants work to meet mandated certification and validation of their systems, the technological and financial risks of non-compliance continue to burden businesses of all sizes.
The fallout of non-compliance could have a detrimental domino effect on your business. The financial implications of a breach can destroy merchants of any size. You can mitigate risk by maintaining compliance and providing verification and certification as required by the industry. By following the standardized PCI DSS procedures, you can:
- Protect your customers’ personal data
- Boost customer confidence through a higher level of data security
- Insulate your organization from financial losses and remediation costs
- Maintain customer trust, and safeguard the reputation of your brand
Getting Started |
For the majority of merchants, getting compliant is as easy as filling out a basic self-assessment online questionnaire. If you are using Converge or another eCommerce program, the system will also do a scan of your network to look for vulnerabilities. To get started, use the link below to go to the Sysnet PCI Portal. It will ask you to create an account using your merchant ID. Once logged in, the portal will guide you through the steps.
» Click Here – Sysnet PCI Portal Login
Learn More |
The Payment Card Industry standards association has many in-depth resources at their site www.pcisecuritystandards.org