PCI DSS Compliance

At Elavon we hold payment security as our first priority. That's why we created Secured by Elavon, a simple security programme that provides everything you need to keep your business protected - from achieving PCI DSS compliance to securing your customers' data throughout transactions.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements for enhancing payment account data security. These standards were developed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which was founded by Visa®, MasterCard®, JCB®, Discover® and American Express® to facilitate industry-wide adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.

It applies to all businesses that take credit and debit cards, regardless of size or transaction volume. Any business involved in the storage, processing and/or transmission of payment card numbers must comply.

The fallout of non-compliance has a domino effect on your business, as the financial implications of a breach can destroy customers of any size. You can mitigate risk by maintaining compliance and providing verification and certification as required by the industry. By following the standardised PCI DSS procedures, you can:

  1. Protect your customers’ personal data
  2. Boost customer confidence through a higher level of data security
  3. Insulate your organisation from financial losses and remediation costs
  4. Maintain customer trust and safeguard the reputation of your brand

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like more detailed information, please visit the PCI Security Standards Council website