Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards

ReserveAmerica adheres to (and in many areas surpasses) the security standards laid out by the PCI Council.

You can check ReserveAmerica's PCI DSS compliance status anytime by clicking this Trustwave seal.

PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) - What is it?

The PCI DSS is a comprehensive set of security requirements for payment account data. The PCI Security Standards Council established PCI DSS to facilitate a world-standard for all payment card data security measures. Founding members include American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. International.

The PCI DSS includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.

The PCI Security Standards Council will enhance the PCI DSS as needed to ensure that the standard includes any new or modified requirements necessary to mitigate emerging payment security risks, while continuing to foster wide-scale adoption.

The core of the PCI DSS is a group of principles and accompanying requirements, around which the specific elements of the DSS are organized.
These principles are:

  • Build and Maintain a Secure Network
  • Protect Cardholder Data
  • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  • Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  • Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
  • Maintain an Information Security Policy

What does it mean for consumers?

By dealing with a business that maintains PCI DSS compliance, the consumer can rest assured that all appropriate steps and precautions are taken, as dictated by the strict PCI DSS standards, to protect the transmission and storage of their credit card information.

At ReserveAmerica, we take the security and protection of your identity and your credit card information very seriously. We adhere to (and in many areas surpass) the dictated standards as laid out by the PCI Council. We continually monitor and maintain our systems to ensure that we are proactively responding to new and evolving security threats. By staying current on our system and network patches, and by remaining leading-edge in our security and threat assessment training, we ensure that your information is well protected.

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