What is PCI DSS compliance ?

What is PCI DSS compliance?

Want to ensure the safety of your card data?

With the set of requirements established by the PCI SSC, there is PCI DSS Certification that refers to payment card industry and data security standards. It is covers a wide set of policies and procedures developed to protect credit and debit card transactions and prevent the misuse of cardholders. All the personal credit and debit card brands should follow the rules of PCI DSS.

What exactly PCI DSS does?

Secure Network:

In this they maintain the firewall to protect the consumer’s data

Data protection:

It means the user’s data and the transmission history is encrypted so that no one can access the data except you

Risk management:

In risk management all the vulnerabilities and the viruses are managed and are destroyed before any major problem occurs

Access control:

It restricts the access to the cardholder’s data by a ‘need to know’ basis


It monitors the network so that the resource is kept safe and keeps a look on resources, so that they are safe.


Maintains a policy that addresses security

“PCI complaint – A valuable asset that informs customer that your data is safe”

The payment card industry security standards council develops and manages the payments card industry standards and associates education and awareness among the banks and the people. The PCI SSC is an open global forum and it has founded the most famous 5 credit card companies as in American Express, Discover financial services, JCB international MasterCardworldwide, Visa. These are responsible for carrying out the organization work. The organizations complying with PCI DSS must follow or meet 12 requirements covering the use of firewall, encryption, antivirus software, and network monitoring and access control.

PCI compliance is meant to ensure the security of all aspects of the credit card ecosystem, including wireless hotspots, e- commerce applications, and point of sale systems, mobile devices, computers and servers. It also protects cardholder data from data breaches as it moves across the network.

The 12 requirements of PCI DSS are:

  • Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
  • Don’t use vendor supplied defaults for system password and other security parameters
  • Protect stored cardholder data
  • Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public network
  • Use and regularly update antivirus software
  • Develop and maintain secure system and applications
  • Restrict access to cardholder data by business need to know
  • Assign a unique id to each person with computer access
  • Restrict physical access to cardholders data
  • Track and monitor all access to network resource and cardholders data
  • Regularly test security systems and processes
  • Maintain a policy that addresses information security.

Compliance levels:

There are four major PCI compliance levels based on the annual number of credit or debit cards transactions per business processes. The level 1 applies for the merchants who are processing more than six million real-world credit or debit card transactions manually. The level 2 applies for the merchants processing between one and six million transactions; level 3 applies to merchants processing between 20000 and one million e-commerce transactions and the level 4 applies to merchants processing fewer than 20000 e-commerce transactions annually.

Businesses can safeguard their application layer attacks within the clients using this PCI DSS compliance. You can build long lasting relationship with your customer by meeting the PCI compliance and data security with Global Quality Services. GQS provides the best PCI compliance certification service and you can be fully compliant to stay protected. From large companies to startups, Global Quality Services enables all organizations to be configured from all the future threats.

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