‘PCI’ stands for Payment Card Industry and ‘DSS’ stands for Data Security Standards. This Standard includes requirements for any business that stores, processes or transmits payment cardholder data. The five major card brand networks (Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, American Express, Discover Financial Services, and JCB) established the PCI DSS requirements. These requirements specify the framework for a secure payments environment. Failure to comply with PCI DSS requirements can result in fines and may also result in losing the ability to accept credit cards in your place of business.
Payment card industry (PCI) compliance is mandated by credit card companies to help ensure the security of credit card transactions in the payments industry. Payment card industry compliance refers to the technical and operational standards that businesses follow to secure and protect credit card data provided by cardholders and transmitted through card processing transactions. PCI standards for compliance are developed and managed by the PCI Security Standards Council.
PCI — Critical Scan Failure Report
Just how critical are these scans? Each time you connect to the internet you are giving a hacker, malware, robots, people or devices an opportunity to use your computer data in a way that could harm you. Look at the attached PDF. This computer was loaded with malware and had coding that would allow a hacker to steal confidential information. Only our intrusion scan would alert you to this.
PCI compliance standards require merchants and other businesses to handle credit card information in a secure manner that helps reduce the likelihood that cardholders would have sensitive financial account information stolen. If merchants do not handle credit card information according to PCI Standards, the card information could be hacked and used for a multitude of fraudulent actions. Additionally, sensitive information about the cardholder could be used in identity fraud.