In order to best ensure 100% compliance, the smartest route is to contact a PCI DSS compliance expert who knows what to look for and how to remedy any ongoing issues which could potentially lead to a violation. Secured Retail Networks offers several PCI DSS compliance experts.
Most often, companies which operate outside of PCI compliance do so without knowing about it. In many cases, they only learn of their violations after a data breach has occurred and customers’ credit card information compromised. Penalties for breaches can range from:
Hefty fees and fines imposed by credit card companies
Loss of business licences for heavy offenses
Unofficially – the lost of trust from current and potential
I have worked with Secured Retail for many years. They have continually proven their value as a trusted partner. I have had the pleasure of working with them on many projects covering many different areas. I would highly recommend reaching out to them and letting them share their expertise and insight on your next project.”
“The Importance of Meeting Regulatory Compliance”“
Many companies have done business over the years believing they were operating within PCI DSS compliance – but they weren’t. We discuss them, among other things, in our latest whitepaper. It’s a free read with nothing to fill out. We hope you enjoy.
Essentially, PCI DSS, or the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, is the regulatory standard set by credit card companies to ensure businesses which deal with consumers’ financial information are handling the information in a proper manner.