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What is PCI DSS?
PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It is a set of security standards designed to protect cardholder data from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Unlike other compliance standards, PCI DSS is not optional – if your organisation accepts, processes, stores, transmits, or otherwise handles credit card data, PCI DSS compliance is a requirement. PCI DSS is important because it helps to protect cardholder data from fraud and identity theft. When organisations are compliant with PCI DSS, they are less likely to be the victims of data breaches. This can help to protect their customers' financial information and their own reputation.
Getting more from your PCI DSS compliance
At Bulletproof, we like to think of PCI DSS compliance as an ongoing process that can increase your cyber security as a whole, not as a box-ticking exercise. As PCI DSS compliance is not optional, it makes sense to make your compliance work harder so your business benefits from improved cyber security, reduced risk of data breaches, lower insurance premiums, and more.
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PCI DSS FAQs
PCI DSS is a global Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard set up in order to help businesses process card payments in a secure manner, reducing credit card fraud. It enforces tight controls surrounding the storage, processing and transmission of card data.
PCI DSS compliance applies to any organisation that processes or transmits card data. This is a global standard overseen by the PCI Security Standards Council.
PCI DSS compliance was developed by the PCI Security Standards Council. However, it is enforced by the five major card brands: Master Card, Visa, American Express, JCB International and Discover.
There are a number of steps that organisations must take to become PCI compliant, covering both technical and procedural components. PCI DSS compliance demands the right mix of people, processes and technology to ensure cardholder data can be kept secure to the rigorous PCI DSS standards. Some examples of the technical steps include:
- Installing and maintaining a firewall
- Changing vendor-supplied default passwords and security settings
- Encrypting cardholder data when transmitting it across open, public networks
- Using and regularly updating antivirus software
- Conducting regular security assessments
The cost of PCI compliance depends on the size of your business, the number of yearly transactions, your SAQ, and much more. Generally, it’s always better to get help with PCI DSS compliance, than to ignore it and suffer the heavy fines and lawsuits that come from PCI DSS non-compliance. Bulletproof’s seasoned consultants have experience in making PCI DSS as easy as possible through accurate scoping.