The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of policies and procedures that secures credit, debit, and cash card transactions. PCI DSS was created jointly by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express to protect cardholders from data theft and misuse of personal identifiable information (PII). PCI DSS compliance requires adherence to more than 300 security controls to ensure network security, encryption standards, and safeguarding data access.
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum of payments industry stakeholders whose mission is to develop and drive adoption of data security standards and resources for safe payments worldwide.
PCI DSS has six primary objectives:
The SureShield platform simplifies PCI DSS compliance by automating technical controls and guiding you through operational controls. SureShield’s automation will reduce your overall PCI DSS compliance cost by up to 90% when compared to traditional, labor-intensive compliance methods. For organizations requiring compliance to multiple frameworks, crosswalk automation drives cost savings up toward 90%.
Trust is foundational to successful e-commerce. Securely transmit and process payment details.
Stronger firewalls, encryption, and a no-retention policy of cardholder details makes PCI-compliant businesses a less desirable target for cybercriminals.
Be among international businesses who are committed to data security and protecting consumers.
Credit cards account for most instances of identity theft and are widely available for sale on the Dark Web. Rigorous PCI DSS standards help ensure safe and secure payment card transactions for the hundreds of millions of people who use payment cards in person or on the web.
PCI security standards were developed specifically to protect payment account data and enable IT solutions that devalue data on the open market, removing the incentive for cybercriminals to steal it in the first place. Security standards apply to merchants, service providers, financial institutions, security technologies and processes, developers, and vendors.
The Requirements of PCI DSS Compliance
Activate PCI DSS framework
Install scanner for compliance evidence gathering
Review baseline evidence to score compliance control status
Close compliance gaps
Ongoing compliance and gap surveillance
Enforced maintenance of compliance readiness
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