Large corporations and small companies alike, work very hard to maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to ensure customers’ credit or debit information is protected and avoid fines that could cripple the business. Compliance is a must for all merchants who accept credit or debit cards.
Criminals are targeting payment card information because it’s an easy and relatively anonymous way to steal your identity, passwords, location information, and hard earned money. The PCI DSS was put in place to help reduce risk to your business and protect the customers you serve. Just as you lock the doors of your home each night to protect your family and physical assets, you need to lock the doors to your company’s network to protect your clients and digital assets.
According to Verizon’s PCI Compliance Report:
- Only 21% of businesses met the over 200 must-pass requirements for PCI.
- 79% of businesses had to undergo remediation to show they were in compliance.
- 75% of businesses fell out of compliance after passing an audit the previous year.
At SME, we work with our clients to get an understanding of where they stand with their PCI DSS compliance programs and will assist in making the necessary adjustments to achieve and maintain compliance success. These successful programs include:
- Gap, Risk, & Vulnerability Analysis
- Remediation Services
- Penetration Testing