What Is PCI Compliance

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is a set of standards developed to ensure that the credit card industry is securing customer data uniformly throughout the industry. In 2006, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX established the PCI Security Standards Council to help regulate the credit card industry and manage PCI standards in an effort to improve payment security throughout the industry.

Why is PCI compliance important for your business?

PCI compliance applies to any business, regardless of size or transaction volume, that accepts credit cards. Any company that processes, stores or transmits credit card information must be PCI compliant. In the event of a data breach, lack of PCI compliance could result in steep fines by the PCI Security Standards Council. PCI compliance for small business lessens the liability for your business when a data breach occurs.

How do you become PCI compliant?

Onsite Computer Consulting performs your compliancy scan, and documentation to meet the standards set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Council.  Our scanning software assures that all PCI data is secure and properly stored.