Some of your Questions:

Q. Who is MAXpci?

MAXpci is a PCI Compliance company. We offer all the tools needed to secure your business and become/remain PCI Compliant.

Q. What does PCI stand for?

PCI stands for Payment Card Industry which is an organization created by all of the major credit card companies (ex: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, etc.)

Q. Who needs to be PCI Compliant?

Anyone that processes/accepts credit cards.

Q. How do I become PCI Compliant?

Depending on how you process credit cards, you may need only to complete a Self- Assessment Questionnaire(SAQ), or complete the SAQ and have quarterly vulnerability scans performed.

Q. How often do I have to renew my compliance?

You must complete a Self-Assessment Questionnaire, (SAQ), once a year. If you require a vulnerability scan, then you must be scanned every quarter along with the yearly SAQ.

Q. Why is PCI Compliance important?

Every day credit card information is stolen, and with the constant advancement of technology it is even easier to access this data. All business owners that process credit cards must have security standards in place to protect cardholder data. PCI Compliance is one of those standards.

Q. I have a small business do I still need to complete this?

Yes, everyone that processes credit cards must complete the PCI Compliance process whether they process one credit card a year or one million.

Q. What is a breach?

Breach is another word for information being stolen.

Q. What is maxArmor?

MAXpci offers the opportunity to enroll in our breach insurance program, maxArmor. Our breach insurance covers up to $100,000 in the event of a breach, whether it's from an inside employee or an outside source. If a company is suspected of a breach, a forensic audit must be performed to determine whether a breach occurred, and, if a breach occurred, what caused the breach. The fees for this can exceed $10,000, just to determine if a breach did occur. If a business is found to have been breached, fines and fees can be as much as $100,000, or more.