Protect your business with a comprehensive program that provides the tools needed to secure your processing environment.
Take the complexity out of compliance with Merchant SecureAssist®. From start to finish, you’ll be guided, step-by-step, through the compliance process.
PCI Compliance and Breach Assistance
PCI Compliance, Simplified
Maintaining card data security is important for all merchants accepting credit cards.
Secure your business
Card data fraud is an increasing threat to small and midsize businesses. According to the PCI Security Standards Council™, more than 80 percent of reported payment card breaches involve small merchants. Failure to follow strict guidelines for the safe handling and storage of credit card data may subject your business to fines, penalties, legal fees, increased costs for future compliance, and damage to your business reputation. Familiarize yourself with the 12 PCI Data Security Standards and other best practices.
Maintaining compliance is not a single event, but should be a “business as usual” process that includes, selecting an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) to perform external network and system scans if applicable, completing the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) on an annual basis, and using the SAQ to identify and remediate any gaps in compliance with the requirements.
Perform external network vulnerability scans at least once per quarter to monitor internet facing IP addresses.
Ensure the safe handling of cardholder data. Monitor access to the network and wireless access points.
Develop and document security policies and procedures including employee training and awareness.
Always change default passwords and require that employees use complex passwords that are not shared.
Merchant SecureAssist makes it easier to achieve and maintain PCI compliance and helps protect your business from a costly data breach.
Mercury has partnered with Trustwave™, a leading provider of compliance and data security solutions, to limit risk for small businesses. We guide you through the compliance process, and provide monitoring and reporting services to help protect your business from a breach.- PCI Wizard guides you through the compliance process
- To Do List tracks actionable tasks required for compliance
- Vulnerability Scans test for more than 6,000 vulnerabilities
- Up to $100,000 Breach Assistance protects against certain costs of breach
- Online Education offers on-demand support resources and tutorials
Why Card Data Security Is Important
- 80% of breaches occur in small businesses*
- Two thirds of breaches involve restaurant, retail and hospitality*
- A data breach can cost over $100,000 in penalties*
- 80% of small businesses who experience a data breach go bankrupt or experience severe financial difficulties within two years**
Is Your Business Protected?
Enroll in Merchant SecureAssist and help protect your business from a payment card data breach today! You’ll receive step by step help maintaining compliance, ongoing compliance tools, and peace of mind knowing that your business is secure. We’ll help you get started.