PCI DDS Compliance

Protecting your customers and your brand reputation

data-security-breachIf Target can have a massive data security breach like the disaster they experienced in late 2013, an event that compromised the financial data of almost 30 percent of Americans, it can happen to anyone.

Target’s reputation, sales, and stocks took a hit after the breach.
People felt betrayed.

The breach damaged the sense of security and trust they’d taken for granted when making credit card purchases with Target.

PCI DDS compliance can protect your business and customers from breaches and maintain your reputation as a safe place to make credit card transactions.

What is PCI DDS compliance?

pci-dssThe Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a security standard for small and large businesses alike.

Anyone who processes payments through the major card companies (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB), is required to meet the standards, which were created by these same credit card companies.

PCI DDS compliance protects your business and customers by addressing six major security requirements:

  • Build and maintain a secure network and systems
  • Protect cardholder data
  • Maintain a vulnerability management program
  • Implement strong access control measures
  • Regularly monitor and test networks
  • Maintain an information security policy

Companies that don’t meet PCI DDS compliance standards are at risk of compromising their customers’ financial data and their trust.

They’re also liable for penalties from the credit card companies.

Let Varay ensure you have PCI DDS compliance

We recently helped a local company in the arts community work through the PCI DDS compliance requirements so they can serve their customers with confidence and security.

Let us put our experience to work for you.

Click here for a free, non-intrusive audit and learn how Varay can help your business attain and maintain PCI DDS compliance.

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