PCI Compliance Protects You and Your Clients
Every time your business runs a client’s credit card, the chance their personal data could be stolen is inherent. It could be a device on a card reader installed by a crook, it could be an employee looking to make a quick buck by stealing numbers, or a cybercriminal can crawl your site for information when using e-commerce. To combat these and other threats, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is in place for anyone accepting credit cards for payment. PCI Compliance is a set of security standards designed to ensure that ALL companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
The standards set the operational and technical requirements for organizations accepting or processing payment transactions, and for software developers and manufacturers of applications and devices used in those transactions. The goals for these standards are:
- Build and maintain a secure network
- Protect cardholder data
- Maintain a vulnerability management program
- Implement strong access control measures
- Regularly monitor and test networks
- Maintain an information security policy
PCI Compliance is more than just one more standard your organization must follow, it’s a show of good faith to your clients that you are serious about protecting their credit card data. For help with PCI DSS and other compliance programs, 2W Tech has a Compliance Program that is designed to support our clients’ compliance obligations. Most organizations must abide by and maintain a standard for controls that safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of information stored and processed. We work hand in hand with you to learn more about your required compliances, help obtain proper agreements and access relevant system architecture information. Give us a call today to get started on your journey to achieving compliance.
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