In-Depth Look on PCI Compliance

In-Depth Look on PCI Compliance

Postby felicelam » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:06 pm

Several times a day, we have clients inquire about PCI compliance and what needs to be done to get their servers compliant. Most, if not all of these clients, are processing credit cards and are required to pass an annual assessment to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance. It is important to note, that PCI DSS is not optional and companies of any size are not exempt. Whether a company processes one credit card transaction, or millions of transactions, every company must implement a set of security mandates in order to protect sensitive customer information like account data, credit card numbers, customers name. The type of assessment they complete depends on several factors including the number of credit card transactions being processed and whether those sales are made from the Internet or a physical location. To fully understand PCI compliance, it is important to first understand why PCI DSS was created.

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