Security of cardholder data has become one of the biggest issues facing the payment card industry. PCI DSS is a set of regulations developed jointly by the leading card schemes to prevent cardholder data theft and to help combat credit card fraud.

Key Benefits

The key aspects of PCI DSS are:

Build and maintain a secure network

Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data 
Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters

Protect cardholder data

Protect stored cardholder data 
Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks

Maintain a vulnerability management program 

Use and regularly update anti-virus software 
Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

Implement strong access control measures 

Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know 
Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access 
Restrict physical access to cardholder data

Regularly monitor and test networks 

Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data 
Regularly test security systems and processes

Maintain an information security policy 

Maintain a policy that addresses information security

To learn more about PCI DSS, please visit http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/ 

Compliance with PCI DSS is mandatory for any organization that stores, transmits or processes payment card transactions. TNS is a PCI DSS certified service provider. 

Read a summary of TNS' PCI DSS compliance status.

For contact details of the appropriate TNS representative, please click below.


PCI Information Form