Nearly 20% of business not PCI-compliant, Gartner survey says

A new survey shows many businesses are struggling to follow Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards. 

Though the standards apply to all organizations that accept, transmit or store credit card information, in a recent survey conducted by Gartner at the tech research firm’s IT Security Summits and Catalyst events, 18% of IT managers admitted that their organizations aren’t compliant with the rules.

The standards are not required by law, but failing to comply can lead to fines from credit card companies and banks. Also, following the standards can help prevent breaches of credit card data and subsequent legal trouble.

For help with compliance, the PCI Security Standards Council offers a self-assessment questionnaire for businesses here.

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