PCI Compliance

Many companies think they are PCI Compliant…but are you?

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards

PCI compliance is a critical aspect of any business’ operations that refers to the processing of credit cards in both brick and mortar store and e-commerce businesses. All companies and organizations that store, transmit, or process credit cards and cardholder data for payments must have proper data protection and be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). This applies to any organization, regardless of size or volume of transactions.

Not only are the penalties for non-compliance severe, but your security and the protection of your customers’ financial data are at risk if you don’t take the necessary steps to safeguard your data. We will make sure your system is secure and follows all of the PCI DSS data security standards and that you are up to date with patches and safe backup options.

The Computer Guys can handle the IT portion of compliance whether you choose to store your information in the cloud or within your servers. We can assess your risk and give you the tools and necessary electronic security so that your business and your customers are protected from electronic forms of data breaches and that all guidelines are met in case of an audit.

Even if you miss one month of PCI Compliance,

You could be fined $10,000!

PCI Compliance Requirements In Michigan

As an organization, the safety of your IT is only a part of conformance. You should have a complete standard of security in place and maintain a policy that addresses information security so that all requirements are met. We simplify the PCI Compliance requirements to make it easier for you. We begin with a checklist that helps us determine what you already have in place:

  1. Determine your compliance “Level”
  2. Complete the PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionaire (SAQ) 
  3. Attestation of Compliance (AOC)
  4. Submitting the Documents

The PCI DSS isn’t intended to create a tangle of rules and regulations to be enforced by penalties. The fact is, the cost of data breaches and credit card theft is an expensive burden that has to be carried by everyone from merchants to cardholders. Let The Computer Guys make sure that your IT is doing its part of maintaining the security of your business and its customers.