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What Is PCI Compliance?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance is not a one-time event, but an ongoing process.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was established by the major card brands and state all businesses that process, store, or transmit payment card data are required to implement the requirements outlined in the PCI DSS to prevent cardholder data theft. Technology and card processing situations change. PCIHIPAA saves you time as your single point of PCI and HIPAA compliance support.

PCIHIPAA offers PCI Compliance Certification that complete your annual PCI requirements in addition to PCI Compliant Processing through our service OfficeSafePay.


The first step in determining your security risk is scanning for any potential avenues for information loss or theft.  Our specialists are trained to pinpoint these security hazards.

We can unknowingly compromise our security with simple, essential day-to-day activities. Careful monitoring of how we conduct financial transactions is key. Knowing how to monitor these transactions and protect our customers & patients’ financial information is the first step toward compliance and financial security.


The PCI SAQ stands for Payment Card Industry, Self Assessment Questionnaire.

The questionnaire is a self-assessment tool businesses can use to ensure that they are in line with PCI protocol. Effectively protecting against fraud is essential to ensure the financial security of both your consumer and your business.

The questionnaire document is about 75 pages. Being extremely verbose and sometimes difficult to parse, many business and medical practice owners lack the time and technical proficiency to complete the questionnaire. PCIHIPAA makes it easy, assisting you through the key steps towards compliance & completing many of the steps on your behalf.

A copy of the PCI SAQ is publicly available online at:


PCIHIPAA offers full compliance certification. Our networking and security experts customize your financial and communications infrastructure to comply with all security standards. Promising your customers’ sensitive data is safe guarded and your business is not at risk for penalties, fines, or expulsion from card acceptance programs.

PCIHIPAA utilizes a series of tools to scan your infrastructure regularly, guaranteeing ongoing compliance with evolving security standards. PCIHIPAA performs all necessary actions to ensure maintenance of compliance. Certification proves that your business has taken all the precautions necessary to protect your business and your customer’s financial data.


PCI Financial Indemnity is designed explicitly to financially back your business in the event of a security breach.

PCI Financial Indemnity​ supports your business in the event of any resulting legal fines & penalties for a security breach. PCIHIPAA will cover associated expenses in the event of an actual data breach. Your business will be covered for up to $100,000 or more (depending on your plan) to pay for penalties, audits, and fines. Taking the extra step now, may save your business thousands later.

Please contact us for more information.


PCIHIPAA’s PCI Remediation is a service we offer our clients that reduces the need for outside consultation. We cut through the complexity of compliance and provide friendly, understandable guidance on how to comply with the latest PCI protocol.

In the event that your business requires major changes to your infrastructure to become compliant, PCIHIPAA offers diligent, expert assistance. In addition, we work with you to make sure that you continue to follow PCI protocol on a regular basis, to maintain compliance. PCIHIPAA is a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) that provides expert remediation & planning. By offering reliable expert service on an ongoing basis, we are able to ensure your business’ compliance and ease of use of our services.


A Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) is any organization that has met rigorous information security education requirements, received necessary training from the PCI Security Standards Council, and is deemed fit and able to perform PCI compliance assessments to ensure the protection of consumer credit card information. PCIHIPAAs works closely with qualified specialists that are highly qualified QSAs to keep you compliant.


PCI DSS is the abbreviation for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. PCI DSS is the universal security standard constructed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The purpose of PCI DSS is to offer a common set of all-inclusive requirements for improving payment account data security. It was formulated by the founding constituents of the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC): American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc.

For those who do not want to read through the winding terminology of PCI DSS, we have researched and evaluated PCI Data Security Standards for you. The document consists of technical and operational requirements for policies, security management, network architecture, financial information handling procedures, and software design to effectively limit financial fraud and protect consumers.

PCI DSS can be accessed here:

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