Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that ALL companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. If you are a merchant of any size accepting credit cards, you must be in compliance with PCI Security Council standards. This site provides: credit card data security standards documents, PCI compliant software and hardware, qualified security assessors, technical support, merchant guides and more.
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) and PCI Approved Scanning Vendors (PCI ASV) exist to fight the rising tide of credit card information data loss and theft. All five major payment card brands work with PCI to ensure that merchants and service providers protect consumer credit card information by demonstrating PCI compliance through PCI compliance testing. Gain PCI scan compliant with vulnerability scanning by a PCI approved scanning vendor. Detailed reports identify security holes exposed by our vendor 30,000+. Tests and contain actionable fix recommendations.
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