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What is the PCI DSS

Do you handle credit card information? Are you PCI DSS compliant, or are you opening yourself up to all sorts of risks?

The PCI DSS and you

Your business must comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) if it accepts, processes, stores or transmits payment card data.

The PCI DSS set the security standard for any environment where you store payment card and cardholder information. They were developed in response to cyber-fraud and cyber-attacks, to improve data security for payment cards. They are managed by the PCI Security Standards Council.

And it’s not only your business that needs to comply. If you use third-party providers to store, process or transmit cardholder data, or another company to manage your routers, firewalls, databases, physical security or servers, they must comply too.

If you are in any doubt about your compliance, Sense of Security can assess your level of compliance and provide advice on how to close the gaps.

Do I need PCI DSS compliance?

Complying with PCI DSS makes good business sense. It is all about protecting your customers from fraud and your business from expensive and damaging data breaches. PCI DSS:

  • Protects customers’ data
  • Gives customers confidence in dealing with your business
  • Helps you avoid penalties and fines.

As a service provider, the payment brands – Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, etc – or your bank may require you to demonstrate your PCI DSS compliance before allowing you to process their cards.

If you fail to comply with PCI DSS you could incur heavy fines and restrictions.

Sense of Security’s Qualified Security Assessors can ensure your ongoing compliance with PCI DSS and provide you with advice on how to resolve weaknesses in your systems.

PCI compliance for your business

You will need two things to ensure your business meets its ongoing PCI DSS compliance obligations:

  • A thorough, professional assessment of your business
  • A comprehensive program to maintain your compliance to the required standards.

With the guidance of a Sense of Security Qualified Security Assessor you can learn more about the PCI requirements of your business and how to secure PCI DSS compliance.

Trust our team to make sure your business is fully PCI compliant.

Speak with one of our trusted professionals
on 1300 922 923 or make an enquiry today.