ReallyGIANTPosters.Com is an online business and protection of customer data is our highest priority. To ensure we meet all the best practice guidelines, we use PayPal Website Payments Standard to ensure that all aspects of our business meet the criteria required to be PCI Compliant.
What is PCI compliance?
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are network security and business practice guidelines adopted by credit card companies such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express to establish a “minimum security standard” to protect customer’s payment card information. It’s a requirement for all merchants that store, transmit, or process payment card information.
Mandatory PCI Compliance is easy with PayPal
PayPal adheres to international PCI (payment card industry) compliance standards for data security. With Website Payments Standard PayPal handles the payment card information for you - the customer. That means all card data is stored, transmitted, and processed by PayPal. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about your payment card security or about ReallyGIANTPosters.com's compliance with PCI DSS – it's all covered and secure.
Some more information on the guidelines and PCI Compliance is given below.
About the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.
The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.
The core of the PCI DSS is a group of principles and accompanying requirements, around which the specific elements of the DSS are organized:
Build and Maintain a Secure Network
Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data.
Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
Protect Cardholder Data
Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data.
Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks.
Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software.
Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.
Implement Strong Access Control Measures
Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know.
Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access.
Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data.
Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.
Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes.
Maintain an Information Security Policy
Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security.