Introduction To PCI Compliance

The Payment Card Industry was formed by the five major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Japan Card) in 2004 to establish a standard set of guidelines around the handling of cardholder data by merchants. These guidelines make up the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and provide merchants with rules for physical, application and network security, as well as security policy management, which is required of all merchants.

As a valued Mega M LLC customer and a merchant accepting credit and debit cards for
payment, you are required to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standards (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS details security requirements for members, merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data. This means that the processes and applications by which your business processes and handles credit and debit card data must abide by the standards set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council. These standards were established by the major credit card associations.
To demonstrate compliance with the PCI DSS, merchants are required to submit an
attestation of compliance annually.

Mega M LLC has partnered with ControlScan to assist you in understanding and meeting the requirements needed to validate and maintain PCI compliance. ControlScan’s easy-to use solution makes achieving compliance less complicated. ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 compliance program will provide you with access to:

  • ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 Policy Builder
  • ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 Security Awareness Training
  • ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 Scanning (if applicable)


It is YOUR responsibility, as a merchant accepting credit and debit card payments, to safeguard customer card data by becoming PCI compliant. Again, in order to comply with the card brands and avoid potentially hefty fines, Mega M LLC is requiring that all merchants meet PCI DSS requirements as soon as possible.

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