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PCI DSS - Compliance is the Key

September 28, 2010

RAMW provided to its members a special communication summary of PCI DSS. The document explains the key technology involved in payment card security, and highlights the serious risks that data breaches and PCI DSS poses for restaurants.

While restaurants account for approximately 10% of Visa and MasterCard transactions, they account for the vast majority of alleged data breaches.

Since 2005, the payment card industry has required all merchants - including restaurants - to comply with a technology standard to protect payment card transactions from computer hackers and electronic identity-thieves. This data security standard calls for merchants to use various means to secure their computer systems from the Internet, to limit access to their systems, the erase consumer data that hackers could access and to ensure compliance through self-assessments and tests. This standard, called the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS") was created by the PCI Security Standards Council which is comprised of representives offive payment card companies - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB International.

View the RAMW PCI Compliance White Paper.

In partnership with Endorsed Providers, USI Insurance Services and Heartland Payment Systems, RAMW presented a Credit Card Data Security Seminar that further outlined the importance of PCI Compliance and what tools are available to help you.

View the RAMW/USI Insurance Services/Heartland presentation.

Are you in compliance? Take the Self-Assessment.



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