In August we sent you an email to let you know that we had partnered with SecurityMetrics to provide you with access to an online Self-Assessment Questionnaire and Quarterly Scans to help you be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
You may have completed these tasks with your payment processing provider. You may have forgotten this was a requirement of all merchants who accept credit and debit cards and have not completed this important task. Either way, SecurityMetrics offers an inexpensive and simple alternative to help you meet this requirement.
As we’ve helped answer questions that have come in over the past few weeks, a few have been quite common. We are sending a sequence of four (4) emails to address these common questions for everyone.
- Question 4
- Is this really a big deal?
- If you have never completed an SAQ or had your system (store) scanned for vulnerabilities, your processor is probably charging you a non-compliance fee. This fee is typically $19.95 per month but some processors have been known to charge as much as $35.00 per month. The only way to remove this fee from your processing statement is to fulfill the PCI DSS requirements (fill out the SAQ and have a security scan done by a recognized third-party company). SecurityMetrics gives you a chance to start saving this fee.
To enroll visit www.securitymetrics.com/pcidss/bsmgr
We’ve created a tech doc to show you the easiest way to accurately complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Click here to read the document “Filling Out Security Metrics SAQ”.
Your BSMGR Sales Team
firstname.lastname@example.org | (800) 997-6724 (option 1)
P.S. If you missed the first question, you can read it and the answer here.
P.P.S. If you missed the second question, you can read it and the answer here.
P.P.P.S. If you missed the third question, you can read it and the answer here.