The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard was created by Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Discover and American Express to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce card fraud via its exposure. Validation of compliance is done annuallyy by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) that creates a Report on Compliance (ROC) for organizations handling large volumes of transactions. Underscoring the emphasis on security, eCard Solutions Ltd was the first Third Party Processor (TPP) in East and Central Africa in 2011 to achieve PCI DSS Compliance, and to this day remains the only TPP in East Africa that is PCI DSS Compliant.
Having already been listed on the Visa Registry of Compliant Service Providers and MasterCard’s Registry of Compliant Service Providers for the year 2013, we look forward to being listed there again.
More about PCI DSS: Payment Card Industry Security Council Website