Here is a exerpt from my book, Retailers Guide to Merchant Services,
“To protect cardholder data, the PCI Data Security Standard
Compliance13 was created in 2006. This organization requires merchants and other organizations to follow certain guidelines in collecting and storing, processing or transmitting cardholder information.
This is an ongoing process which involves:
- Assessing cardholder data and the business owner’s IT assets and business proves to ensure there are no vulnerabilities in the storing of cardholder data. There are training videos14 to help the small merchant to understand his/her responsibilities;
- Remediation in not storing cardholder data unless it is absolutely necessary;
- Reporting, which involves compiling and submitting compliance records and reports to the banks and card brands with which the business is authorized to do business.”
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