PCI DSS Certification

Tier 1 PCI Certification

Merchant Warrior is dedicated to providing secure solutions and environments to its customers. The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of security standards which Merchant Warrior adheres to in order to maintain the highest level of security and protection for its client information.

Merchant Warrior has the highest level of PCI DSS Compliance and is audited regularly to ensure that its high level of security and customer protection is maintained.

Hivint, McAfee Secure and Tenable Network Security have been chosen by Merchant Warrior to provide security and auditing services that aid in the protection of any customer data that is stored.

Tier 1 PCI DSS Certification

The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.

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

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

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

Merchants can find further information regarding their responsibilities to the PCI DSS from the CardHolder Information Security Program.