Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a security standard developed by the major Card Brands (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) to help merchants protect credit card holder data. PCI Compliance is required of all merchants that accept, process, transmit, or store payment cards. These requirements vary depending on the size and processing method of your business.
Ideal for small to midsized businesses that are not required to submit a report on compliance, a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) is used as a self-validation tool to assess security for cardholder data. The Self-Assessment Questionnaire includes a series of yes-or-no questions for each applicable PCI Data Security Standard requirement. Answering yes to each question means that you believe that you meet the PCI Data Security Standard.
There are different questionnaires available for different merchant environments including:
In order to help achieve compliance with the security standard, Payment Management has developed business relationships with some of the leading Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV) of the PCI Council so that we can provide you with the necessary tools to become PCI Compliant.
Additional Merchant Resources about PCI Compliance can be found at https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/merchants/