Your Ability to Process Credit Cards Might Be At Risk!
As you may be aware, the five major credit card networks established the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) as a set of requirements for merchants to use when configuring their IT and payment processing environments. If you store, process, or transmit cardholder data, your company may be subject to these requirements.
Merchants must comply by July 1, 2010 or risk losing the ability to process credit cards. For complete details on these requirements, visit the official PCI Security Standard Web site at: http://pcisecuritystandards.org/.
The standards include requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design, and other measures created to protect customer account data. There are 12 requirements that fall into six categories. You can find out more details about the requirements and what you should know on our Web site.
What is Sage Doing to Address the New Changes?
Although Sage ERP Accpac does not process or transmit credit card data, it does store data. To help you comply with PCI and PA-DSS requirements, Sage created a scrub utility to safely remove this data. Failure to run the utility could result in fines and penalties, and it may include the risk of losing the ability to process credit card transactions altogether!
As a local resource, contact Brian Terrell at 214-647-2611, ext. 101 to help you determine if your company is ready and to learn more about the scrub utility; or you can subscribe to our blog for regular updates as we learn more about this.