A Perfect Examination for Security Breach Checking - PCI Self Assessment


Submitted by ashley watson | Category: Technology | Published on Jan 07, 2011
 
Abstract:
Being PCI compliant is a go-ahead condition. With the growing business, there is rapid growth in credit cards transactions. Therefore, companies are required to be tenable from all threats and frauds.

Being Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant is a go-ahead condition. With the growing business, there is rapid growth in credit cards transactions. Therefore, companies are required to be tenable from all threats and frauds.

Being PCI compliant is not only a suggestion but also a constraint for all web-based merchants to avoid insecurity in their payment transactions and customer information/profile.

Becoming PCI compliance industry involves 12 fundamental chucks with over 200 safekeeping confirmations covering all nuts and bolts that safeguard customer's information and other sensitive data, failing which heavy penalties or dissolution of business can occur.

A business is said to be PCI compliance industry if it has passed all the tests carried out by ASV (Approved Scanning Vendor) and have received a PCI compliance industry report from them and gained a web seal, which is an added advantage.

The Payment Card Industry (PCI)'s Data Security Standard is widely regarded as a foremost part of conducting business on the web steadily. Therefore, every site must be PCI compliant before going ahead with any payment acceptance.

For becoming a PCI compliance industry, following guidelines should be taken into consideration:

The first thing is to call a Scan Vendor approved by the PCI Security Standards Council.
Secondly, a merchant ID number available, the business phone number and a contact name or business name will be required.
Thirdly, a brief interrogation will be done to determine which of the standards are applicable and then the essentials to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards will be disclosed.
Lastly, all businesses to educate themselves on safer practices while processing credit cards, in order to stop credit card fraud.
 

For PCI self assessment purposes, those businesses having over 6 million transactions or previous incidents of security breaches will be required to have an annual on-site assessment of their being PCI compliant. This assessment is done by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). Additionally, as discussed above, a network scan is required on a regular basis by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV).
 

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Author is an executive working with NSAPIT. For more information visit our website: NSAPit.com

 

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