PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are a set of mandated guidelines that provide merchants with rules for physical, application, and network security, as well as security policy management, which is required of all merchants.

In 2004, the PCI Council was formed by the five major card brands: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Japan Card. Their aim was to establish a standard set of guidelines around the handling of cardholder data by merchants. To demonstrate compliance with these guidelines, merchants are required to submit an attestation of compliance annually.

Clark Crown has partnered with ControlScan to assist you in understanding and meeting the requirements needed to validate and maintain PCI compliance. ControlScan’s easy-to-use solution and detailed level of support make achieving compliance less complicated.

ControlScan's PCI 1-2-3 compliance program will provide you with access to:

SmartSAQ (PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire) 
Policy Builder (PCI policy development tool)
Security Awareness Training
SmartScan (network scanning tool)
Knowledgeable support staff

It is your responsibility—as a merchant accepting credit and debit card payments—to safeguard customer card data by becoming PCI compliant and maintaining compliance with PCI standards. In order to comply with the card brands and avoid potentially hefty fines, Clark Brands requires all merchants meet PCI DSS requirements as soon as possible.

For more information about your PCI compliance, visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

Contact us today to see why Clark is The Choice of Independents. You can also call 877-GO-CLARK