Credit card fraud and data theft aren’t new concepts for online vendors. It seems like even as eRetailers get more savvy at protecting themselves, information thieves get a little bit sneakier and a lot smarter.
Because personal and credit card data can be used in incredibly damaging ways when in the wrong hands, all of our fulfillment vendors are required to adhere to PCI Security Standards Council requirements.
This way we can do everything possible to protect ourselves, our merchants and their customers from being part of this unwanted and nefarious activity.
PCI Compliance Requirements That Affect Your Company
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council is in charge of administering data security programs meant to protect credit card information. These originate from five major credit card companies, including:
- Visa’s Cardholder Information Security Program
- MasterCard’s Site Data Protection
- Discover’s Information Security and Compliance
The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to all companies that accept credit and debit cards as payment methods. It doesn’t matter if your company stores that data or not, you’re expected to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance.