PCI COMPLIANCE | Hopkinsville, KY

What is PCI Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or PCI DSS is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes.

The PCI Standard is mandated by the card brands but administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud.

We provide PCI compliance support and PCI compliance consulting services to companies in the Hopkinsville, KY area. Our expert PCI compliance consultants can walk you through what your business needs to achieve and maintain compliance.

Who needs to be PCI compliant?

If your organization intends to accept payment and store, process and transmit card holder’s data, chances are, you will need to host your data securely with a PCI compliant hosting provider.

DC Plus PCI compliance consultants can ensure that sensitive card data never touches your servers. Our sophisticated data collection applications capture details while minimizing your PCI compliance scope. Our PCI DSS technology handles compliance for you from the cloud.

Here are the services we can help you implement to reach PCI compliance

Secure Network – you may not store cardholder data on an unprotected network. Likewise, merely having a firewall won’t get you off the hook. You must take steps to properly configure your firewall and make sure that it remains properly configured. 

Data Protection – rules state that any cardholder data stored on your network must be protected. That typically means perimeter defenses like the firewall mentioned above, along with encryption of cardholder data stored at rest on your network. 

Risk Management – this will help provide direction on what vulnerabilities to address first. Addressing vulnerabilities reduces the time an attacker can compromise the system.

Access Control –  keep the number of people who need access to data to the absolute minimum, with access needs identified and documented according to defined roles and responsibilities.

Monitoring – to make sure none of the activities escape vigilance, is to log every activity on system-level objects, with all necessary data, like the user who accessed such objects, the privileges of the user, and the timestamp.

Maintenance – create tailored security training for individual employee roles. Retention comes through repetition, employees will have better security awareness through regular reminders.

With PCI Compliance support from DC Plus, our goal is to make sure you have the most up-to-date protocols in place to keep your customer card data safe and ensure that sensitive information never touches your servers. We have streamlined a process that can help your organization eliminate penalties, reduce audit costs, and help protect against a breach.

Call us now for a free PCI compliance consultation.