PCI DSS for Merchants

You must secure cardholder data to meet Payment Card Industry rules and SAMA regulations!

Small merchants are prime targets for data thieves. It’s your job to protect cardholder data at the point-of-sale.

If cardholder data is stolen – and it’s your fault – you could incur fines, penalties, even termination of the right to accept payment cards!

PCI Data Security Standard can protect cardholder data and prevent theft.

 

At IT Matrix we help merchants achieve PCI DSS compliance and prevent the following situations

  • Fines and penalties
  • Termination of ability to accept payment cards
  • Lost confidence, so customers go to other merchants                   
  • Loss of sales
  • Cost of reissuing new payment cards
  • Legal costs, settlements and judgments
  • Fraud losses
  • Higher subsequent costs of compliance
  • Going out of business   
 

 

What data thieves are after?

The object of desire is cardholder data. By obtaining the Primary Account Number (PAN) and sensitive authentication data, a thief can impersonate the cardholder, use the card, and steal the cardholder’s identity.

Sensitive cardholder data can be stolen from many places:

  • Compromised card reader
  • Paper stored in a filing cabinet
  • Data in a payment system database
  • Hidden camera recording entry of authentication data                 
  • Secret tap into your store’s wireless or wired network 
 

 

Defining “sensitive cardholder data”

Everything at the end of a red arrow is sensitive cardholder data. Anything on the back side and CID must never be stored. Everything else you store must be for a good business reason, and that data must be protected. PCI DSS explains how. Read more.  https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/merchants/

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