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.

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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 your business.

Trustwave Trustkeeper® PCI Assistant, a simple yet powerful tool to help your business stay PCI compliant.