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What Does DSS Compliant Mean?

PCI DSS compliant companies are the backbone of commerce, because they process customers' transactions. At the same time, these companies are required to protect credit card data and other primary account information from identity theft. Account security is becoming a bigger challenge as more consumers shop online, because hackers are finding more ways to access data without authorization.

Protecting Consumer Account Data with the DSS Compliant Standard

To ensure that companies protect consumers' primary account information and that security processes and procedures are consistent, the PCI Security Standards Council developed the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in 2006. The council is an independent organization created by the five major credit card companies: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and the Japan Credit Bureau (JCB).

Merchants must become PCI DSS compliant to conduct business with the major credit card companies. This rule applies to any company that accepts credit card payments directly from its customers.

How Companies Become DSS Compliant

DSS compliant companies become compliant by adhering to these PCI DSS standards:

  • Networks must be secured with firewalls configured to protect data, strong unique passwords, and other enhanced security protocols.
  • PCI compliant companies must protect their systems from vulnerabilities by using anti-virus software that's updated regularly.
  • Consumer account data must be protected anywhere it is stored, transmitted, and processed. Encryption is required when data is transmitted across open, public networks.
  • A "business-need-to-know policy" is incorporated into a compliance management plan to limit unnecessary access to account data.
  • A security information policy is established to cover all employees and vendors.
  • All access to account data is monitored on a PCI compliant host. Networks are tested on a regular schedule.

In addition to these requirements, DSS compliant companies implement other enhanced controls to further reduce risk. They are often subject to stricter local, state, and federal regulations as well.

Let Layered Tech Be Your DSS Compliant Partner

Layered Tech is the first hosting company in the world to become PCI DSS compliant. We are a Level 1 service provider, the highest and most rigorous status in the industry. Our specialty is compliance as a service, where we host and manage IT architectures and applications that meet and exceed the latest stringent standards and regulations.

Layered Tech is the only managed services provider that guarantees you'll pass 100% of all of your DSS compliance audits or assessments. That's how confident we are with our PCI compliance services.

Learn more about how Layered Tech can help you become and stay PCI DSS compliant.

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