By following these standards, you help protect your customers' sensitive card data while safeguarding your business. PCI DSS compliance can help you avoid legal issues resulting from security breaches, as well as fines imposed by the credit card companies for noncompliance.
Monitoring and Testing
Whether you are a small retail shop with a single terminal or a large business with thousands of payment card customers, you will need to validate that you are PCI DSS compliant.
1. The first step is to complete a PCI DSS Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). PNC Merchant Services is working with Sysnet® to provide validation services at a preferred price. Register on their site to access all of Sysnet's online resources.
2. If your business uses POS software instead of terminals to process card payments, you may need to answer an expanded questionnaire and participate in a PCI DSS Network Vulnerability Scan.
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