At Ezidebit, we like to talk about our PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance and its benefits. It really is great and we are excited to be talking about it, and here is why you and all our customers should excited about it too.
Simply put, PCI compliance means that when Ezidebit deals with our customer’s credit card details and sensitive information we are doing it in the safest, most secure way possible. It is in line with the highest level of industry standards and provides peace of mind to all our customers.
The PCI Security Standards Council is the body in charge of setting and monitoring these standards. According to the PCI Security Council (2010), PCI is “a global security standard for all companies and organizations that process, store or transact card holder details”.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed by the big credit card companies like Visa and MasterCard as a way to safeguard customer card information from hacking and other security vulnerabilities. Being PCI compliant ensures a provider uses the highest standards of security possible for the storing, processing and transmitting of cardholder data.
The goals of the standard include:
- Build and maintain a secure network
- Protect cardholder details
- Maintain a vulnerability management program
- Implement strong access control measures
- Regularly monitor and test networks
- Maintain an information security policy
To gain this level of compliance, Ezidebit is regularly audited to make sure all company processes, IT infrastructure and ways of conducting business adhere to the strict standards. All staff are trained in accordance with the rules and must abide by a set of industry standards when working with sensitive client information and credit card details. Ezidebit is committed to maintaining this highest level of security and ensures all data and credit card information is dealt with in strictest confidence and is stored in safe, secure environments.
For more information about Ezidebit’s PCI compliance measures, please visit our compliance web page.Or more information on PCI compliance is available on the PCI Security Council’s website.