A firewall configuration will be provided
Stored cardholder data must be protected
Antivirus software will be used and regularly updated
A policy dealing with information security must be maintained
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of guidelines put in place to ensure that merchants are following best practices in order to reduce credit card fraud and security breaches.
The PCI DSS was formed by five major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB) in 2004 and compliance with this standard is required of all merchants.
The same technologies that make everyday business efficient also make it easy for hackers to access sensitive information. That’s why a business taking “just a handful” of credit cards is no less obligated to protect that card data than the major retailer running thousands of transactions.
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