The major Payment Card Brands in the world and the founding multi-national acceptance brand members of the PCI SSC are:
All Retail Merchants that store, process and/or transmit cardholder data must comply with the PCI Data Security Standard. This involves an annual audit which must be passed. Depending on the Merchant’s Level as determined by the Merchant’s Acquiring Bank this audit will consist of either:
An onsite audit performed by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for all Level 1 Merchants and all MasterCard Level 2 Merchants.
A Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) required from all Level 3 & 4 Merchants.
It's not an option for merchants accepting credit cards. You must perform these procedures or face stiff fines from acquiring banks.
Intersec Worldwide is a Qualified Security Assessor Company and can perform these services for you. We are available to perform pre-assessment consulting services to determine the status of your systems and evaluate the probability of passing the Audit. Since the Audit is a pass or fail situation and fines may be assessed in the event of a failure, it is important to determine your condition prior to the audit. Intersec Worldwide can perform these services in an efficient way and work within your budget. Systems and software developed exclusively by Intersec Worldwide enable us to accurately assess your needs, provide accurate project budgets and perform any necessary assessment, consulting and remediation within the projected time frame and budget. At the same time your access to Intersec’s ICAP software will keep you informed of the project status at all times.
In order to help you comply with your Industry required security regulations, Intersec Worldwide is here to help you with each of the following functions:
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