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PCI Compliance

PCI DSS Program

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Once you're signed up and approved, you'll be able to take your questionnaire online, and 403 Labs will start scanning your systems on the date and time you set.

Your results will be sent to you via email with instructions for reviewing your report.

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What is the PCI DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an industry-wide compliance requirement created for anyone who stores, processes or transmits payment card data (such as accepting credit card payments).

The PCI DSS was created in collaboration with the different payment card brands: American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa. The requirements are designed to reduce payment card compromises and data theft by helping you secure your sensitive information and reduce your vulnerability to attacks.

What are my requirements?

As a merchant who stores, processes or transmits payment card data, you are required to be PCI DSS compliant by the payment brands and your merchant bank. To achieve PCI DSS compliance, you need to complete:

  1. An annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) to determine if you are taking the proper precautions to protect your payment card data, similar to an insurance questionnaire, and
  2. Quarterly security scans if your systems are connected to the Internet. The scans look for weaknesses that an attacker might use to access your systems. A PCI-certified Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), such as 403 Labs, must conduct these scans.

Failure to comply with the PCI DSS can result in data breaches and fines. You may also lose the ability to accept payment cards.

Why is Statewide Merchants using PCI Compliance?

In an effort to assist you with your compliance efforts, Statewide Merchants has partnered with PCI Compliance, LLC, a company specializing in merchant compliance. PCI Compliance, LLC works with merchants to help them overcome their individual hurdles and achieve PCI DSS compliance.

To help facilitate PCI DSS compliance, PCI Compliance, LLC has teamed with 403 Labs to offer a fully-automated Internet testing service that enables you to assess the security of your Internet connection and devices. This service includes an easy-to-use online Self-Assessment Questionnaire that guides you through your payment card environment and processes, as well as a vulnerability scanning engine that performs over 37,000 different security tests on your computer systems.

Statewide Merchants has partnered with PCI Compliance to offer PCI Compliance's services to our merchants at a significantly reduced cost.

Who is 403 Labs?

403 Labs, LLC, is a full-service information security and compliance consulting firm. 403 Labs specializes in performing penetration tests, network and application security assessments, compliance audits and computer forensic investigations for organizations with critical information security needs.

403 Labs is an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and a Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA), certified to perform the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).

For more information about 403 Labs, please visit them at www.403labs.com.

What if I have questions?

These frequently asked questions and answers should give you a better understanding of the PCI DSS compliance process as it relates to your Statewide Merchants environment.

If you have any questions regarding the compliance program or require assistance, please contact Statewide Merchants's team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 866.811.1005.