For any business accepting credit cards and debit cards, whether through point-of-sale processing equipment or online payments, security is a major issue that should not be taken lightly. In order to protect personal credit card and account information from fraud or identity theft, merchant account providers should comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Understanding the basics of PCI DSS can give you a better grasp on the requirements that help keep your data safe. We’ve put together some helpful resources that can answer your PCI compliance questions, as well as keep you informed and up-to-date on PCI changes.
PCI Security Standards Council – The official Web site of the PCI Standard, you’ll find the comprehensive requirements that have been developed by the Council, as well as educational resources, news and events, and FAQs.
PCI Compliance Guide – As a guide to PCI data security standards, this site features articles detailing the major issues surrounding PCI compliance, in addition to security tips and merchant guidelines for obtaining compliance.
Payment Security Pros Blog – Written and updated by the Society of Payment Security Professionals, you can keep up with the latest in data security. Understand how PCI DSS compliance affects your business, and discuss security issues with other merchants.
PCI Guru – This blog helps merchants weave through the complexities of PCI compliance for a better understanding of how to keep data secure. From credit card news to active PCI forum access, you’ll get the information and feedback you need to keep your business growing safely.
As always, check back with the BluePay Blog to find regular updates on credit card merchant processing.