What is PCI Compliance and it’s Value?Dave Barker
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards formed in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Financial Services, JCB International and American Express. Governed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the compliance scheme aims to secure credit and debit card transactions against data theft and fraud.
While the PCI SSC has no legal authority to compel compliance, it is a requirement for any business that processes credit or debit card transactions. PCI certification is also considered the best way to safeguard sensitive data and information, thereby helping businesses build long lasting and trusting relationships with their customers.
Answer Fort Smith Business Solutions is committed to protecting consumer credit card data in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Our alignment with this standard is reflected in the people, technologies and processes we employ.
We conduct regular vulnerability scans and penetration tests in accordance with the PCI DSS requirements for our business model. In addition, our PCI compliance is attested to annually by a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). Our most recent Attestation of Compliance (AOC) was issued by Compliance Point in September 2018.
As such we are gearing up and getting ready for our 2019 Attestation at this very moment. We are extremely proud of our commitment to being PCI DSS compliant and keeping our clients data safe and secure while servicing their needs. We would love the opportunity to provide the same high level of service to your company was well.