The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Our payment processing API adheres to PCI DSS requirements to protect cardholder data and reduce the risk of data breaches.
The payment processing API adheres to the following key PCI DSS requirements:
- Build and Maintain a Secure Network and Systems:
- Use and regularly update firewalls and routers to protect cardholder data.
- Replace vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
- Protect Cardholder Data:
- Protect stored cardholder data by encrypting or masking sensitive data at rest.
- Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks using packet-level encryption.
- Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program:
- Regularly update and patch software to protect against known vulnerabilities.
- Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs.
- Implement Strong Access Control Measures:
- Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know.
- Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access.
- Restrict physical access to cardholder data.
- Regularly Monitor and Test Networks:
- Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.
- Regularly test security systems and processes.
- Maintain an Information Security Policy:
- Establish, publish, and maintain a security policy that addresses all PCI DSS requirements.
When integrating with our payment processing API, developers must follow best practices to maintain PCI DSS compliance:
- Minimize Data Storage: Only store cardholder data that is necessary for business purposes, and securely dispose of data when no longer needed.
- Use Packet-Level Encryption: Utilize the provided encryption keys and IV to encrypt and decrypt API messages, ensuring secure transmission of cardholder data.
- Implement Strong Access Controls: Manage user roles, permissions, and authentication to restrict access to cardholder data.
- Monitor and Log API Activity: Keep track of all API requests and responses, and maintain logs for auditing purposes.
- Stay Informed on Updates: Keep up-to-date with API changes, security updates, and new features to ensure ongoing compliance.
By following these best practices, developers can ensure that their integration with our payment processing API remains PCI DSS compliant and maintains the highest level of security for handling sensitive cardholder data.