The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is an information security standard defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. PCI certification is required for organizations (merchants and service providers) that process credit card payments. The certification is designed to prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromise.
Build and maintain a secure network
Protect cardholder data
Maintain a vulnerability management program
Implement strong security measures
Regularly test and monitor networks
Maintain an information security policy
A PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) is authorized to perform an independent assessment and certify the environment. Cloud4C provides a secure environment that has been validated by a QSA, allowing merchants to establish a secure cardholder environment and to achieve their own certification, having confidence that their underlying technology infrastructure is compliant.