What is the UK PCI DSS compliance?

PCI DSS is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and is a set of technical and operational requirements set by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to protect cardholder data. It is a vital worldwide standard that was set up to help businesses process credit and debit card payments securely, to help protect sensitive cardholder data and to reduce card payment fraud. The way it does this is through tight controls surrounding the storage, transmission and processing of cardholder data that businesses handle.

 Why is it important to be PCI DSS compliant?

At Wireless Terminal Solutions, we are fully PCI DSS compliant and have a wealth of experience in secure, reliable credit/debit card processing via our card terminals and merchant account services. It’s vital to ensure your business has PCI DSS compliance as if there is a security breach from within your organisation, and you are unable to demonstrate compliance with PCI DSS, you may incur a fine imposed by The Card Schemes.  The standards apply to all organisations that store, process or transmit cardholder data – with specific guidance for software developers and manufacturers of applications and devices used in those transactions.

If you are unsure whether your business is PCI DSS compliant, call a Wireless Terminal Solutions consultant today. We will have you up and running in a couple of days, hassle-free. Call us today on 0845 459 9984.