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What is PCI DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of minimum security requirements that merchants are required to reach in order to reduce the risk of card data fraud and to ensure that payment information is handled securely.

This security standard is monitored and managed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.

All businesses that accept card payments either online or in store are required to become PCI compliant.

We have partnered with PCI specialists Sysnet to create our “Simple PCI DSS” programme. Our Simple PCI DSS programme includes a customer portal, communications, and customer certification.

Access the Portal Here

How Does a Business Become Compliant?

To report your PCI DSS compliance, small and medium sized businesses need to identify and complete the appropriate Self-Assessment Questionnaire for their business type. You must ensure security controls are in place at all times to maintain their compliance.

Securing a business requires the following steps:

  • Analysis of business practice and processes
  • Research of appropriate security solutions
  • Implementing and maintaining security solutions.

Core to this is protecting your customers’ payment card data. Customers trust businesses to keep their information safe and they should repay that trust with, at the very least, compliance with the PCI DSS.

Find out more from our PCI  Guide