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The PCI Compliance Conundrum

Anne Bisagno

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Accepting payments with credit and debit cards means protecting customers' financial information in keeping with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It's hard to achieve compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). However, a recent survey by Verizon found that even when companies achieve PCI compliance, 7 out of 10 fail to maintain compliance for even one full year.

 

Companies that suffer data breaches may defend themselves by saying they were validated for compliance within the past year, but that only proves that they were compliant at one particular point in time. The only way to be sure you continue to meet all the requirements for PCI compliance on an ongoing basis is to pay attention to data security 365 days a year.

If you've worked hard to earn your PCI-compliant status, don't let your efforts slip away. Read our free recommendations for assessing and strengthening your security stance, then call us for help achieving and maintaining compliance.

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