Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is all about protecting your customer’s financial information, primarily their credit card and debit card information. PCI compliance is not a one and done solution, but a regular process where the network is scanned for vulnerabilities and corrective action is taken quickly.
PCI Data Security Standard (DSS)
PCI DSS, is a standard that all organizations, including online retailers, must follow when storing, processing, and transmitting their customer’s credit card data. The DSS was developed, and the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) kept the standard. To be PCI compliant, companies must use a security system between the wireless network and their cardholder data environment. Using the latest security and authentication such as WPA/WPA2 and change default settings for wired privacy keys, and use a network intrusion detection system. (Webopedia)
You may have noticed that some organizations that used to keep your Credit Card information no longer do that, and you must produce your card or your number each time you purchase with them. The reason they do this is to avoid the challenge of having to remain PCI compliant.
Total Computer Solutions has experience with PCI Assessments, and we can help you with most PCI compliance needs. TCS does not do web development, and so there are times when we bring in a partner to help with web development solutions that enable you to be PCI compliant.
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