You have to have it
What is PCI Compliance?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to companies of any size that accept credit card payments.
If your company intends to accept card payment, and store, process and transmit cardholder data,
you need to host your data securely with a PCI compliant hosting provider.
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Why do you need to get certified?
In short, PCI DSS is a set of regulations created by major payment card brands, such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.
This scheme requires organizations to comply with 12 general data security requirements that every merchant needs to follow. There are also over 200 sub-requirements,
but not all of them may be applicable to you. It depends on your business.
What are the 12 general data security requirements?
- Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
- Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
- Protect stored cardholder data
- Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
- Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs
- Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
Security Requirements Cont:
- Restrict access to cardholder data by business need to know
- Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
- Restrict physical access to cardholder data
- Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
- Regularly test security systems and processes
- .Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel
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