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Who enforces PCI compliance?

As credit card data becomes increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, industry standards have worked to strengthen business security practices to better ensure the privacy and safety of customer data.Credit card vendors American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB international, MasterCard and Visa formed the PCI (Payment Card Industry) Secur...
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Why PCI Compliance is Important to Your Business

For small merchants Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards can seem like a rule that only the big boys of business have to follow. But the consequences of failing to achieve and maintain PCI compliance apply to businesses of all sizes. The thing to remember about PCI rules is that they apply to every merchant that accepts credit cards. A recent inci...
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PCI Glossary of Terms: Frequently Used Terms for PCI Compliance

The world of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) is a fairly new industry requirement in the rapidly evolving world of online credit card transactions. With the first draft of standards coming on the scene in 2004, the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) has since released seven updates aimed at encouraging merchants to keep up...
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ZZ Servers Achieves PCI DSS 3.2 Level 1 Service Provider Certification

For the fifth consecutive year IT solutions firm ZZ Servers has earned Level 1 Service Provider compliance through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) version 3.2. Aimed at keeping credit card data secure, the credit card companies American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard and Visa administ...
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PCI Scoping: Start big to narrow the scope

As the use of credit cards and online sales continues to grow, so too does the threat of cybercrime as hackers constantly poke and prod for security holes to syphon off consumer data.It's that growing threat that led credit card giants American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard and Visa to found the PCI (Payment Ca...
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Preparing for a PCI audit is a marathon, not a sprint

​Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is growing in its rigor and scope amid the rapidly evolving world of online and mobile credit card transactions. The PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) aim to protect consumer credit card data by offering businesses an outline of rules and guidelines to ensure their credit card systems are secure.But the r...
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It’s an online world: Is your business ready for E-Commerce?

In today's highly digital, interconnected world, it is nearly impossible for a business to succeed without having an online presence. And we're not talking about online, in front of a computer at a desk. We're talking complete life connectivity thanks to the rise of tablets and smart phones and data plans to match. With all that connection and acce...
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