What is PCI Compliance?
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are technical and operational requirements set by the PCI Security Standards Council to make sure all cardholder information is stored, processed, and transmitted securely. To ensure continuity across all card brands the PCI Security Standards Council was formed by the founding members of American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. The Council manages the data security standards and compliance is enforced by the individual members. Every business that accepts card payments and stores, processes or transmits payment card data is absolutely required to meet the PCI DSS.
Where to Begin
The first requirement for any business is to fill out a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). An SAQ is the best way to evaluate and ensure that your business is compliant. In order to provide the highest level of PCI expertise to our valued clients, Axia Payments has partnered with ControlScan, a leader in PCI management. Click the link below to access ControlScan’s SAQ Portal: