Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a comprehensive set of requirements for enhancing cardholder data security around the storage and handling of customer credit card information and data. Compliance with PCI DSS is mandatory for any merchant or business that accepts payment cards.

The Threat is Real:

COMPROMISES are evenly split between brick-and-mortar and eCommerce business types.

SMALL TO MID-SIZED MERCHANTS (Level 4) account for over 85 percent of compromise events.

83% OF ATTACKS were not highly difficult.

87% WERE CONSIDERED AVOIDABLE through reasonable controls.

Compromise expense typically ranges between $25,000 and $40,000 for a Level 4 Merchant. Can your business afford this hit? More importantly, if you mishandle your customer’s credit card data will they come back?

How We Can Help

PCI DSS compliance does not mean you are completely safe from becoming a data-breach statistic, but it does mean that you have confirmed that you are meeting or exceeding the industry’s basic security standards. This standard has strengthened the security of numerous retailers, and has undoubtedly prevented numerous breaches along the way. You can’t afford not to be secure!

EMS has assembled a team of PCI experts who are readily available to answer any security questions, address any concerns, and assist you in the process of achieving and maintaining PCI Compliance. Security, and the much smaller subset of PCI compliance, is a journey not a destination. We want you to consider us a valued partner in this critical industry compliance requirement.