Why PCI Compliant is important to you.

Have you ever shopped online?  Have you ever paid a bill online?  Nearly everyone can be expected to answer yes to these questions.  There is one major piece of shopping and paying online that most customers do not realize.  A company should be PCI Compliant. 

What is PCI Compliance and why is it so important?

PCI stands for Payment Card Industry and compliance with the industry standards is a requirement for those that accept the major credit cards and for software providers who have application which involve the transmission and/or storage of credit card information.  If breaches are found on systems that are not PCI compliant, the major credit card companies have the ability to levy significant fines on the offending parties. 

Are you not sure if the shopping cart you are in PCI Compliant?  The PCI Security Standards Council maintains a list of licensed shopping carts.  Hosted shopping cart developers have to prove their compliance through an assessment with a Council-trained Qualified Security Assessor. Payment associations keep track of hosted shopping carts that have been certified as PCI compliant. Visa, for example, publishes a list of these approved carts.

Does the shopping cart you are purchasing or paying a bill not appear on either one of these lists – I would reconsider about make that purchase or paying that bill online. 

BTInet is PCI Compliant.



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