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pci dss

PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is like a set of safety rules for businesses that handle credit card information. Imagine a special lock on a vault that holds valuable treasures. PCI DSS is like having rules to keep that lock strong and secure, so no one can steal the treasure (credit card data). These rules make sure that businesses handle credit card information safely, like keeping it in a locked safe, using strong passwords, and protecting it from computer bad guys. By following PCI DSS, businesses are like trustworthy guardians of your credit card information, ensuring it stays safe and sound.

understand pci dss

Important if you accept, process, store or transmit credit card information, PCI DSS applies to any company no matter the size.

get certified

It is not particularly complicated, you just need to follow the guidelines, prove you are secure and then get approved.

secure your network

There are network implications to PCI DSS and we can certainly lend a helping hand should you need some further assistance.

what is pci dss?

If you accept, process, store or transmit credit card information then PCI DSS compliance is something you need to pay attention to. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards to ensure if you are a company that does any of the above, you are doing it securely.

And there’s no getting out of it, this applies to any company – no matter the size – that handles, accepts, transmits or stores any cardholder data. Find the most up-to-date PCI DSS documentation with the PCI Security Data Council Online Library.  

how do I satisfy the pci dss requirements?

A small to medium-sized business has to do the following to meet the PCI DSS standards: 

  • Assess which self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) is suitable for your business to validate compliance. 
  • Complete the self-assessment questionnaire based on the instructions it contains.
  • Provide evidence of passing a vulnerability scan with a PCI SSC Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV).
  • Fill in the relevant Attestation of compliance in its entirety (located in the SAQ tool).
  • Submit the self-assessment questionnaire, evidence of passing a scan and the Attestation of compliance, along with any additional documentation to your acquirer. 

how can Preventa help with pci dss?

In order to obtain a successful compliance check, your network needs to be configured in a certain way. To be more specific, the payment card network needs to be isolated from other services on the company network. This is a teeny bit complicated, and we can help you get set up.