DCA achieves PCI-DSS certification for data security while processing 20M transactions

Database Consultants Australia (DCA) has achieved PCI-DSS certification for the 8th consecutive year. Our accreditation includes Service Provider at the highest level (Level 1) as well as Merchant accreditation.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global standard mandated by the leading card schemes and maintained by the Payment Card Industry Standards Council (PCI). The council is made up of all five of the major payment brands (American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.) and other financial industry stakeholders.

PCI-DSS compliance consists of implementing an extensive set of data security measures to ensure sensitive, personal and financial information are safely stored. The standard is said to be more prescriptive than ISO 27001 as controls are compulsory under PCI-DSS, requiring the highest standards to conform.

PCI-DSS is awarded at four levels and covers 12 key areas including encryption, virus protection, networking, access, monitoring and policies. Since first achieving the highest certification, Level 1, DCA has been entrusted to process tens of millions of financial transactions; now in excess of twenty million per annum for leading financial intuitions and for its own pay-by-phone solution PayStay.

Level 1 Certification involves an additional independent audit and Report on Compliance by a Qualified Security Assessor, over and above the already stringent security requirements. This certification provides protection against the serious consequences of a data breach and affords our valued customers the utmost security and data. For more information on DCA’s data protection contact us

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