PCI DSS Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

Without a full understanding of how PCI DSS security works and measures in place to prevent fraud, your business could suffer irreparable damage.

Our advisors will work on the principle that prevention is better than cure, thus avoiding business credit card fraud. We will introduce you to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and explain how it protects your business.

PCI DSS – where to begin?

In the UK, businesses have typically been slow to meet compliance with PCI DSS, but with effective storage, transmission and processing of cardholder data that businesses handle, payment card theft can be a thing of the past.

Your data is vital to your business, especially smaller businesses therefore protecting your assets is the most important thing you can do to secure business.

Proactive vs Reactive there are two types of security measures to be aware of:

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
  • Fraud prevention
PCI DSS is the worldwide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a preventive action, ensuring a business processes card payment securely and reduces card fraud.

Fraud prevention is about how you stop a fraudster from using stolen details that they have obtained.

H2 will help you navigate the world of security for business credit card fraud, if you have an asset to protect, we will assist your company.  

For more information on our PCI DSS, please contact us today on 01733 602183/01780 678199 or through our website >

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

The payment standard has 12 high level requirements which fall into the six categories below:

1. Build and Maintain a Secure Network

Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect data
Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters

2. Protect Cardholder Data

Protect stored data (use encryption)
Encrypt transmission of cardholder data and sensitive information across public net

3. Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

Use and regularly update anti-virus software
Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

4. Implement Strong Access Control Measures

Restrict access to data by business need-to-know
Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
Restrict physical access to cardholder data

5. Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
Regularly test security systems and processes

6. Maintain an Information Security Policy

Maintain a policy that addresses Information Security

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