What Is a PCI Compliance Scan and How Do I Run It on My Website?

Here’s everything you need to know about a PCI compliance scan — what it is, why you need it, and how to run it

If you’re a company that accepts, processes, and stores credit card data, you need to stay compliant to the payment card industry (PCI) compliance standards framed by the PCI DSS Council. It’s a set of 12 requirements formed cooperatively by Visa, MasterCard, JCB International, Discover, and American Express to prevent consumer data theft and host customer data securely. A PCI compliance scan is a necessary evil that you must take care of.

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