|PCI DSS Compliance|
|All Merchant Must be PCI Compliant!!|
Assistance Service Program
Tinadre Inc has established a relationship with Security Metrics, a leading provider of PCI audit and scan services. They are certified by the PCI Security Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV). Enrolling with Security Metrics will provide you with access to trained professionals to help your business comply with the PCI DSS. They will work with you to conduct an analysis of your account, assist with any necessary remediation efforts and help you certify your compliance. The service will guide you through the completion of your PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and includes (if applicable) the required quarterly scans of your processing systems. To learn more about Security Metrics and to initiate an analysis of your account, please choose from one of the following enrollment options:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PCI DSS?
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is a set of requirements for enhancing payment account data security. These standards were developed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa, Inc. to facilitate industry-wide adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis. The standard aims to increase awareness and promote best practices in the handling of sensitive
information as a means to minimizing identity theft and fraudulent transactions.
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Is PCI DSS new?
No. The framework of the PCI data security standards has existed in different forms for some time now and continues to evolve. You may be more familiar with the payment brands' programs that promote the adoption of the PCI DSS.
I only process a few hundred dollars a month. Does my merchant account still need to be PCI compliant?
Yes, all merchants, whether small or large, are required to be PCI compliant. The payment brands have collectively mandated PCI DSS compliance for any and all organizations that process, store or transmit payment cardholder data. Inherent in having a merchant account is the ability to handle cardholder data.
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Can I choose not to certify for PCI compliance?
PCI Certifications and Compliance is mandatory! If you choose not to complete the self-assessment questionnaire (and applicable network scans) you may overlook certain data security practices that minimize your risk of a security breach. In the event that your business is compromised, you may be subject to substantial fines per payment brand. These fines would be in addition to the expenses and fraudulent transactions resulting from the breach. In light of the importance that data security has to the payment processing industry and consumers at large, we, as your service provider, will begin imposing a fee for each month that your account has not been validated as PCI compliant or in any given month your account is deemed non-compliant. Failure to validate compliance may result in the termination of your merchant account.
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How long is the PCI compliance certification valid?
The PCI compliance certificate is valid for one year from the date the certificate is issued. To maintain your compliance, you are required to complete the PCI DSS self-assessment questionnaire annually and conduct any applicable network scan on a quarterly basis.
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What if I have already been certified or choose to certify through another Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)/Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)?
If you have already been PCI DSS certified or if you choose to use another QSA/ASV, please submit your certification documentation to us via fax to (813) 866-0462.
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