The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards formed in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Financial Services, JCB International and American Express. Governed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the compliance scheme aims to secure credit and debit card transactions against data theft and fraud.
While the PCI SSC has no legal authority to compel compliance, it is a requirement for any company that accepts credit or debit card payments. PCI certification is also thought to be the best way to protect sensitive data and information, allowing businesses to build long-term and trusting relationships with their customers.
MAST’s team can assist you with PCI DSS assessments and implementation, as well as train your team to achieve PCI DSS certification.
PCI certification ensures the security of card data at your business through a set of requirements established by the PCI SSC.
These include a number of commonly known best practices, such as: