EMV PCI Compliance: 12 Requirements

Learn the 12 basic requirements of being PCI Compliant.

North American Bancard (NAB) works tirelessly to ensure that all merchants and their equipment are PCI compliant. We make this a main focus at NAB because not only will it help protect you, but your customers as well. Being PCI compliant is not only a smart idea but the law.

We update our terminal software continuously to remedy any compliance issues that may exist. We also have a dedicated team of highly trained and experienced professionals available to help with merchant and agent PCI compliance.

As we work together, we can help prevent errors and credit card fraud. By partnering with North American Bancard, you can rest assured that you and your business will be in complete compliance.

To help you better understand what goes into being PCI Compliant, review these 12 basic requirements as put together by mypci.com:

Build and Maintain a Secure Network

Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters

Protect Cardholder Data

Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data
Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks

Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software
Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

Implement Strong Access Control Measures

Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data

Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes

Maintain an Information Security Policy

Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security

If you have any more questions about account security, please contact our compliance support staff at 866.785.5044.
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