You know that compliance with PCI standards is important for your business. Compliance means you’re doing everything you can to ensure that you and your customers are protected — and that every credit or debit card transaction you process goes as smoothly and safely as possible. Yet even though you may already understand how vital PCI compliance is for your business, it still may not be in 100 percent compliance. That’s because PCI standards are complicated, and not all businesses fully grasp the ins and outs. What’s more, there's a lot of circulating misinformation about PCI standards — only adding to confusion and leading many businesses to make assumptions that put them and their customers at risk. If you have any questions about your business’s PCI compliance, it’s important to find the right answers.
For example, while you may use a third-party vendor to process card payments, your business still is responsible for confirming compliance with PCI standards. However, many businesses are led to believe that outsourcing the processing absolves them of the responsibility, which is not the case. The following guide details commonly asked questions merchants have about PCI compliance, as well as some of the most persistent and harmful myths that you may encounter in the wild. Be sure to read it to gain an even better understanding of PCI compliance and what it means for your business.
Kristen Gramigna is Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay, provider of fast, easy and secure payment processing solutions. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the bankcard industry in direct sales, sales management and marketing.