What is PCI Compliance and What is Your Role as the Merchant?
The PCI Standard (www.pcisecuritystandards.org) is the result of collaboration between the five major credit card companies (Visa ® International, MasterCard ® Worldwide, American Express ®, Discover® Financial Services and JCB ®) to develop a single approach to safeguarding sensitive data, preventing credit card fraud, hacking and various other security issues.
What are the Consequences of PCI Non Compliance?
Currently, any merchant, organization or software that processes, stores or disseminates credit card data must be PCI DSS compliant or they risk hefty fines and/or losing the ability to process credit cards altogether thus putting their entire business in jeopardy.
Mountain Media is a PCI CISP Certified Ecommerce Provider
Mountain Media's PCI compliant ecommerce processes and products allow them to provide online merchants with a safe and reliable solution that helps to satisfy the "trust factor" that is required to turn an online visitor into an online shopper. A recent article published by Internet Retailer noted that shopping carts are often the culprit in card data thefts at ecommerce sites, making it all the more important for online merchants to select compliant eCommerce and payment gateway providers.
PCI Compliance for our Merchants!
As a valued Mountain Media customer and a merchant accepting credit/debit cards for payment, you are required to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) as well. The PCI DSS details security requirements for merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data. This means that the processes and applications by which your business processes and handles credit cards must abide by the standards set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council. To demonstrate compliance with the PCI DSS, merchants are required to submit an attestation of compliance annually.
Mountain Media has partnered with ControlScan to assist you in understanding and meeting the requirements needed to validate and maintain PCI compliance. ControlScan’s easy-to-use solution and detailed level of support make achieving compliance less complicated. ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 compliance program will provide you with access to:
- ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 Self-Assessment Questionnaire
- ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 Policy Builder
- ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 Scanning (if applicable)
- Knowledgeable support staff
For more information about PCI compliance visit: www.controlscan.com/mountainmedia