PCI DSS Secure Payments
PCI DSS and why it's important
Our PaaS (Platform as a Service) ecommerce solution is a secure payment Certified Level 1 PCI DSS 2.0 Compliant platform. We will provide a Certificate of Attestation for all projects when required. Our PaaS solution uses a 256 bit encrypted Organisational TLS (Transport Layer Security) provided by DigiCert and Adobe (we are an Adobe UK Partner).
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Council offers robust and comprehensive standards and supporting materials to enhance payment card data security. These materials include a framework of specifications, tools, measurements and support resources to help organizations ensure the safe handling of cardholder information at every step. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process -- including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents.
Tools to assist organizations validate their PCI DSS compliance include Self Assessment Questionnaires. The chart linked here shows some of the tools available to help organizations become PCI DSS-compliant.
For device vendors and manufacturers, the Council provides the PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements, which contains a single set of requirements for all personal identification number (PIN) terminals, including POS devices, encrypting PIN pads and unattended payment terminals. A list of approved PIN transaction devices can be accessed here.
To help software vendors and others develop secure payment applications, the Council maintains the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) and a list of Validated Payment Applications.
The Council also provides training to professional firms and individuals so that they can assist organizations with their compliance efforts.
The Council maintains public resources such as lists of Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Payment Application Qualified Security Assessors (PA-QSAs), and Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs). Large firms seeking to educate their employees can take advantage of the Internal Security Assessor (ISA) education program.
For further information about how our secure technology protects businesses - please Contact us Securely.