Archive for the ‘Payment Card Industry’ Category

Congratulations to 800 Call KC for Achieving PCI DSS Compliance!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

As a comprehensive response service center, 800 Call KC provides e-commerce, inventory management, and other merchant services to its customers.  Categorized as a Level 1 Service Provider that stores, processes, and/or transmits over 300,000 credit card transactions per year, 800 Call KC turned to INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INC., to achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance with the Data Security Standard (DSS).

The quantity of credit card numbers handled on an annual basis determines the categorization level of merchants and service providers. For example, Level 1 merchants and Level 1 and 2 service providers are required to conduct annual, on-site assessments that can only be performed by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) such as INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INC.

Working closely with 800 Call KC’s staff, the INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INC., certified consulting team provided guidance and best practice recommendations on all facets of the PCI DSS with particular emphasis on policy, data encryption, device configuration, and log management.  The end result of the engagement validated 800 Call KC’s compliance with the PCI DSS and provided industry-certified assurances to their customers that their data was secure.  Says Herb Myers, IT Director at 800 Call KC,  “INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INC., provided us a clear path to compliance and ensured I had the proper guidance every step of the way.”

The five founding members of the Council (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card and JCB) recognize INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INC., certified by the PCI Security Standards Council as being qualified to assess compliance to the PCI DSS standard.  As an approved QSA with experienced PCI consultants,  INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INC.,is qualified to provide clients with:

● Annual on-site PCI DSS assessments

● PCI Readiness assessments and remediation services

● Assistance with the completion of the Self-assessment Questionnaire

● Consultation on payment processes and architectural desig

Growth of Online Shopping

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Even during the economic downturn in the market, online shopping continues to increase year over year.  In 2007, consumers spent $175 billion compared to the $144 billion spent in 2006.  This equates to a 21% growth.  Although 2008 doesn’t appear to reflect the same year over year growth, total consumer spending online was $204 billion, or 17% growth.   By 2010, total consumer purchases online is anticipated to reach $270 billion.

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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

PCI DSS compliance is of increasing concern to many merchants. 800 Call-KC currently is a validated service provider or level 1 processor.

PCI Compliance Levels

Merchants fall under four categories of PCI compliance depending on the number of transactions they process each year, whether they process for other merchants, and whether those transactions are performed from a brick and mortar location or over the Internet.

Remember: all merchants that process credit cards, small or large, must be PCI compliant.

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