Security Training with the PCI Rapid Comply Program

Dedicated to meeting the payment-processing needs of small- and medium-sized merchants, ElitePay Global provides a variety of merchant support information on its website. As a part of this commitment, ElitePay Global directs clients and potential clients to the PCI Rapid Comply resource.

Sponsored by FirstData Corporation, the PCI Rapid Comply program helps merchants operate within the security requirements set forth by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. This organization has compiled a comprehensive set of security requirements that all merchants must meet if they wish to accept payment cards. Merchants must also demonstrate their compliance via a self-completed annual questionnaire and must agree to a quarterly scan of network vulnerability, if risk factors suggest such a review process may be needed.

The PCI Rapid Comply program guides merchants through completion of the questionnaire. The program also includes a scanning tool in support of those vendors who are required to undergo the quarterly scan. Furthermore, the program allows users access to phone, chat, and email support. Any merchant charged a compliance service fee is eligible to use the program; participation fees appear on the merchant’s account statement.

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