How Are Small Businesses Addressing PCI DSS 4.0?

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PCI DSS 4.0 is public and rolling out. Fortunately for most organizations, adopting the new requirements isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition as of July 2022. However, it’s quickly becoming apparent that businesses large and small must address the new PCI standards sooner, rather than later. This presents a few challenges and opportunities for small businesses. 

Here we’ll discuss what’s coming down the pipeline for PCI DSS as it relates to small businesses that may handle consumer credit information. While the standard is the same no matter the business size, the impact of the new standards will hit differently for SMBs. 


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Merchant Levels and Their Impact on PCI DSS Compliance

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If you work in retail or payment processing, you may already know about PCI DSS. However, you may not know of the details about compliance and transaction processing. For example, did you know that the size of your business and the number of transactions you process actually change how you comply with PCI DSS?

Here, we’ll break down the merchant levels in place to address this difference and how it could impact you as an organization facing PCI DSS requirements.


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Cybersecurity and PCI DSS eCommerce for Online Transactions

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Online shopping has ballooned in 2020. While most consumers have been moving to online purchases for years, the onset of COVID-19 has kickstarted a huge shift to online shopping across several industries. That’s why businesses that may never have normally considered online transactions are fielding new ways for their customers to engage with them through eCommerce functionality. That kind of online shipping will almost inevitably allow customers to make purchases with credit cards, which will mean PCI DSS eCommerce compliance. 

Here we discuss the importance of understanding the sea change in online transactions, and how your organization can start to think about PCI DSS compliance for those transactions even if you’ve never accepted them before. 

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