PCI Security Standards

PCI Security Standards

Background

Organizations collecting and protecting cardholder data face an array of regulatory challenges. The PCI Security Standards have been mandated by major credit card providers, and is intended to protect cardholder data. Standards including the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), the Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) requirements, and the Experian Independent 3rd Party Assessment (EI3PA) requirements impact how organizations manage, transmit, and safeguard payment information and cardholder data.

The 6 main objectives for PCI include:

  • Building and maintaining a secure network for processing cardholder data
  • Protecting cardholder data in both in transit and rest
  • Defining and maintaining a vulnerability management program
  • Implementing strong access control within the cardholder data environment
  • Monitoring and testing for network vulnerabilities
  • Maintaining an information security policy for corporate governance

Potential Risks

Failure to comply with the PCI Security Standards can result in the revocation of processing privileges and up significant financial penalties. It's also important to keep in mind the possibility of PR damage to your organization.

How We Can Help

Our qualified experts understand the impact certain requirements can have on your payment data collection, transfer, and maintenance procedures. We will bring procedural expertise to your organization regarding these issues.

Failure to comply with relevant requirements can have a devastating impact on your organization. Don't take chances - let our experts help! CompliancePoint has a variety of services that you can leverage to meet your PCI compliance needs.

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