Business who accept credit cards are now required to certify that they meeet PCI compliance standards to manage cardholder data security.
The PCI requirements apply to businesses of all sizes, across all industries.
Letting your business stay out of compliance with PCI standards puts you at risk of fines or legal actions. Worse yet, the damage done to your company credibility by a data breach can put you out of business.
Depending on your particular business, you may be required to do some or all of the following to meet PCI requirements:
You Can Lose Your Ability to Use Credit Cards
If you have been notified by your bank or credit card processor that you must make your business PCI compliant, please don't delay. You may not be allowed to process credit cards. Banks will tell you they may pull credit card processing abilities if your business is not certified.
Call now to learn how we can help you refine or reset your computer systems and data storage practices to be in compliance with PCI standards.
PCI addresses two main types of data:
To meet bank card cardholder information security requirements and credit card security standards, you will need to protect
Get help now with computer services for PCI compliance in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater or Shelton
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To learn more about I.T. audits to support compliance see our I.T. Audit page
Why should I bother making my business PCI compliant?
There are a number of reasons to ensure your business meets PCI compliance standards.
Data loss is expensive.
An IBM study suggests that a record breach can cost your company an average of $158 per record breached and the total cost to a company suffering a record breach averages $4 million.
Lack of compliance can result in fines and legal actions
Banks and credit card companies may impose fines or bring civil suits against businesses which fail to comply with the terms of their merchant/bank agreement.
f you do not certify your company you may not be allowed to use the credit cards to take payments.
A cardholder information security breach can involve you in expensive and potentially damaging litigation.
PCI compliance can help protect your business from data breach.
What is PCI Compliance? Is that the same as PCI DSS Compliance?
PCI stands for Payment Card Industry - the folks who control the major payment cards like Visa MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express.
These providers have joined together to develop a PCI Data Security Standard or DSS. They have published PCI DSS requirements for PCI DSS certification.
Are SSL Certificates the same as PCI Compliance?
SSL certificates are a great start, but if you are collecting or storing any sensitive credit card data, you will need more protection.
A PCI data breach can put your business out of business.
Cardholder data breach makes the news every day now - and cardholders do not take data breach lightly. The list of businesses that have closed or lost important clients because of mishandled data grows daily.
Customers Expect You to Safeguard Information
Your customers expect you to manage their data in safe and responsible ways.
Any cardholder data breach, no matter how small, will lead to loss of trust. And customer trust is the very heart of every business.
Can you afford to lose customers who no longer trust you?
Make Your Cardholder Data Secure
When you call on Olympia.Computer and our professional computer technicians, we will
Make PCI Compliance Easier
Save on Setup, Management and Reporting!
We can help you identify ways to segment your data collection. That means fewer of your systems and PCs need to be part of your compliance assessments - and that cuts down on staff time needed to set up or manage compliance.
Take the Mystery Out of PCI Requirements
Bring us your PCI questions - we will help you find answers.
Take the jargon out of PCI compliance
Help you understand PCI compliance requirements
Help you determine the level of PCI compliance your bank is expecting for your size business.
Credit Card Data Compliance Support in Olympia
Call now for PCI Compliance Support in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, Shelton, Dupont, Yelm.
We can help bring your business up to standard card industry requirements.
Don't go through another sleepless night -- get started bringing your business into compliance today!
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