The PCI Tornado

  • Team Omega
  • June 19, 2011

Data Security is front and center for all businesses especially if they are receiving payments for their services through credit cards. Next in line is the challenge of proving that their customers’ information is secure.  Which leads you to the question of complying with the standards of the Payment Card Industry (PCI).

How to get through that PCI Tornado?
The simplest answer is to first understand that it is a pain that will never go away.  So, might as well get on with it and do what is needed.  PCI compliance is achievable without hiring additional staff or blowing your budget. Consider it as just a 3-step process.

1.  Do a PCI readiness assessment
2.  Find a solution to help you determine where your systems are in terms of compliance and fix any issues.
3.  Have a person independent of the company that did your systems assessment come back in to make sure all requirements have been met.

Once you go through these steps, it would be a lot easier to just keep up with it.