DSS PCI Responsibilities


In response to the new challenges of accepting credit cards, the major card brands (including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) established a committee to create standards and best practices geared to assist your business in maintaining the safety of your customers information. When you follow these Data Security Standards (DSS), you will reduce your risks as a merchant drastically.

Merchant Responsibilities include:

Build and Maintain a Secure Network
Protect Cardholder Data
Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
Implement Strong Access Control Measures
Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
Maintain an Information Security Policy

Do I need to become PCI Compliant?

ALL MERCHANTS who accepts Credit Card Payments must be compliant.
Compliance must be renewed on a yearly basis.