Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is the adherence to a set of specific security
standards that were created by the major card brands to protect your customer’s
cardholder data from being stolen during a payment transaction and after. PCI compliance
is required for all merchants that process credit cards, regardless of size.
As a merchant that accepts credit cards, you are ultimately responsible for protecting
your customer’s cardholder data wherever it is processed, stored or transmitted.
Being compliant reduces your risks of a security breach, provides peace of mind
for you and your customers and it helps to protect your business from facing major
fines and penalties. If you are not compliant and a breach occurs, fines can reach
as high as $500,000 per incident.
You are required to comply with the PCI Data Security Standards. As part of your
merchant services agreement, you were automatically enrolled in PCI Smart, a program
which provides you with the tools you need to validate compliance.
Click here to complete your validation
Small businesses tend to be a higher risk for security issues and it is often more
difficult to absorb the cost.
Customers need to feel confident in sharing their credit card information with
Trustwave Trustkeeper® PCI Assistant, a simple yet powerful tool to help your business stay PCI compliant.