What is PCI

As a merchant, you play an important role when it comes to safeguarding card information. For this reason the payment card industry requires that you satisfy some base level requirements regarding the safe handling and transmission of credit card data. If you are an Intuit Payments customer, Intuit includes "PCI Services" as part of the services that you receive. 

The PCI services include the self-assessment tools and system vulnerability scanning services designed to reduce credit card fraud and security breaches. These measures are prescribed in a set of guidelines called the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which was established by five major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB). Compliance with PCI DSS is mandatory for merchants accepting card payments.

The PCI DSS requires that qualified experts be engaged to help merchants meet their obligations. Intuit has selected ControlScan to play this role for Intuit payment customers because of their focus on small- and medium-sized merchants. We encourage you to take advantage of the ControlScan powered "PCI Services" included as part of your Merchant Account service.

To begin this important process, simply login to the Intuit Merchant Service Center portal by visiting https://merchantcenter.intuit.com/, in the "Account" navigation menu click "Customer Credit Card Protection", click "Visit your ControlScan Account" and enter your credentials.  Username is your Merchant ID.

 

Quoted from https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/pdfs/PCISSC_SMB_Flyer_-web.pdf

What is PCI?

The PCI Security Standards Council is a global industry initiative and membership organization, focused on the protection of payment card data.  We work with our members to create data security standards—notably the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)—certification programs, training courses, and best practice guidelines for businesses of all sizes to use in protecting their customers’ payment card information.

Small businesses are prime targets for data thieves looking to steal payment card (credit and debit card) information, which can be used to create counterfeit cards and commit other forms of fraud.

Did you know that “password” is still one of the most common passwords used by businesses today? Using a strong password is key in securing access
to computers and your point-of-sale environment. Not changing passwords regularly is like leaving the cash register open – and it’s one of the easiest
ways for criminals to sneak into your system and access valuable customer payment information.

Talk to your bank and technology providers today to make sure they are following the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and that you have the
proper security safeguards in place to protect your customers’ payment information and your business. For more information on the PCI DSS and
other resources for payment security, visit the PCI Security Standards Council website: www.pcisecuritystandards.org/smb/index.htm

It’s been estimated that 70% of attacks are on small businesses1, and that more than 40% of customers who have been victims of fraud stop doing business with the merchant where the fraud occurred2. 60% of small businesses breached close within six months3.

1. 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
2. Javelin Strategy and Research, June 2009
3. Symantec 2013 Internet Security Report

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