PCI Compliance

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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.

Short for Payment Card Industry (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 Data Security Standard (DSS) was developed, and the standard is maintained by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). To be PCI complaint companies must use a firewall between the wireless network and their cardholder data environment, use the latest security and authentication such as WPA/WPA2 and also change default settings for wired privacy keys, and use a network intrusion detection system. Webopedia

You may have noticed that some firms that used to retain your Credit Card information no longer do that and you have to produce your card or your number each time you transact with them. The reason they do this is to avoid the potential issues challenges of having to remain PCI compliant.

TCS has experience doing PCI audits, 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 our expert partners to help with web development solutions to allow your clients to be PCI compliant.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak with us about how we can assist you, please call us at 336-804-8449 or fill out a form here to be contacted by one of our representatives.