What to Secure?
Focus on protecting cardholder data
under your control
You are responsible for protecting cardholder data at the point of sale, and as it flows into the payment system. The best step you can take is to not store any cardholder data. Compliance with the PCI standard includes protecting:
- Card readers
- Point of sale systems
- Store networks & wireless access routers
- Payment card data storage and transmission
- Payment card data stored in paper-based records
Evaluate with a Self-Assessment Questionnaire
Most small merchants can use a self-validation tool to assess their security for cardholder data. The tool includes a short list of yes-or-no questions for compliance. Click on the Self-Assessment Questionnaire number that best describes how you accept payment cards.
How do you accept payment cards?
Click here – “Quick Guide” to the PCI Data Security Standard