What is PCI Compliance?
On September 7, 2006, five of the leading credit card associations founded the PCI (Payment Cards Industry) Security Standards Council (SSC). Their goal, and the goal of PCI compliance, is to protect sensitive cardholder information from credit card fraud.
|PCI SSC Founders||Participating Organizations|
|Discover Financial Services||Point-of-Sale Vendors|
When the PCI SSC took on the task of reducing the risk of fraudulent credit card use, they established the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). PCI DSS consists of 12 requirements and corresponding sub-requirements. PCI compliance means that participating organizations have met and are maintaining all of the PCI DSS requirements to protect credit cardholders from having their information stolen.
How can I become PCI compliant?
Making your business PCI compliant takes time, but is fairly easy. To become PCI compliant, you need to meet and maintain the following goals and requirements. The actual details of what you’ll have to do may vary depending on the size and nature of your business.
|Goals||PCI DSS Requirements|
|Build and Maintain a Secure Network||
|Protect Cardholder Data||
|Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program||
|Implement Strong Access Control Measures||
|Regularly Monitor and Test Networks||
|Maintain an Information Security Policy||
Because PCI compliance requirements are not the same for all merchants, making certain you’re compliant can be tricky. To make your life a little easier, we offer McAfee® PCI Certification Service. It’s an easy-to-use system that helps Level 2, 3, and 4 merchants successfully complete the PCI DSS requirements. It includes:
- Network configuration
- Website scanning
- Complete vulnerability remediation
- Technical support
- Online self-assessment questionnaire
- PCI Wizard to help you manage compliance activities
The Cost of PCI Compliance
How much does it cost? If you purchase the McAfee® PCI Certification Service through Instabill, you’ll only pay $99 per year–a 65% savings. Sign up for McAfee’s PCI Certification Service today!
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