PCI stands for "The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard" and is a worldwide information
security standard developed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
- You can visit the The PCI DSS website here
- You can see VISA Cardholder Information Security Program
The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data
security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council,
including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide
and Visa Inc. Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security
measures on a global basis.
The purpose for creating this standard was to assist businesses and organizations
that process card payments in preventing credit card fraud through increased controls around data
and its exposure to compromise. The PCI standard applies to all businesses and organizations
which hold, process, or pass cardholder information from any card branded with the logo of one of
the card brands.
The core of the PCI DSS is a group of principles and accompanying requirements, around
which the specific elements of the DSS are organized:
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
For Up to Date PCI Compliance Information and News
PCI Compliance.org provides the most current news and information on the way
PCI DSS regulations affect credit companies, retailers, eCommerce web sites and those concerned
with protecting data integrity under PCI DSS regulations.
To answer any questions you may have about PCI Compliance and how this affects the way
you process credit card transactions contact Jeff Skelton at (888) 444-4727 or email JSkelton@snsbankcard.com