PCI Security Center

Cutting edge resources to help Non Profits attain and maintain PCI Compliance

How Does PCI Impact Nonprofits?

The PCI Data Security Standards were created by the major card brands in 2006 when they formed the PCI Security Standards Council. The card brands all require that any organization, including churches, ministries, and nonprofits, must comply with the appropriate security standards for their organization.

Nonprofits don’t always have a large amount of resources to dedicate to security which can make them low hanging fruit for the bad guys. Making sure your organization does everything it can to be secure is crucial to protecting your donors and your mission. Maintaining PCI Compliance also helps to ensure that you avoid any undesirable fees or fines that the card brands may apply if an organization is not in compliance.

People often represent the weakest link in the security chain and are chronically responsible for the failure of security systems.

Bruce Schneier

Nonprofit PCI Compliance

What is PCI?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.

Nonprofit PCI Compliance News

PCI Articles

What’s new with PCI and what we can learn from the industry. Get the latest news and education here!

Getting Started with PCI

Preparing to Get Compliant

PCI Compliance can feel like a daunting task in the beginning, however going through the right preparation prior to starting the process can make it much less stressful.

Learn tips and tricks to approach PCI like a pro!

Enrolling with ControlScan

Here at CashLINQ we’ve chosen ControlScan for our PCI partner.

ControlScan has a smooth online platform you can use to enroll with them, it is easy as 1-2-3. Find out how to enroll here.

Taking the Questionnaire

You’re fully enrolled now, you’ve been placed in the appropriate set of Security Standards and now it is time to take the Questionnaire.

This is where the rubber hits the road. Before you get started on this trip though take a minute to look at these tips for what to expect.

Trouble Getting Compliant

If you’re having trouble getting compliant and are failing your questionnaire, your scans or both, check out these helpful articles for tips and tricks.

Questions?

We’re here to help! Email us at compliance@cashlinq.com or by phone at 800-811-7826.

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• Common Issues with Questionnaires

The Questionnaire can be complex. Don’t worry though, chances are that we have heard your question before and we have tips to help you! Learn More.

• Common Issues with Scans

Fixing vulnerabilities from your scan can be tough, find the answers you need here!  Learn More.

• Getting Compliant without an IT Team

Working with non profits often means you have a tight budget, and sometimes that means you don’t have a dedicated IT or Network team. That doesn’t mean that you can’t pass your questionnaire or fix your scans though!

Learn more about ways you can keep your security top notch without a dedicated technical staff. 

• Call in the Experts

Contact ControlScan at 800-370-9180 or email us at compliance@cashlinq.com

Maintaining Your Compliance

Keep up on important PCI news and information through our articles below or check out our Maintenance Tips and Tricks Page here.

Part 12: Road Map to PCI

This is the 12th and final installment in our series, The Road Map to PCI!  Today we will look at Requirement 12: Maintain an Information Security Policy.   Creating and maintaining a Security Policy is one of the simplest ways to reinforce the critical role security plays within your organization.

Passwords for Mortals

Every day we see headlines in the news telling us that familiar line “Your passwords are not strong enough!” In many cases these stories are absolutely right, so how do you keep passwords strong without making them utterly impossible to remember?

Part 11: Road Map to PCI

Every day we see headlines in the news telling us that familiar line “Your passwords are not strong enough!” In many cases these stories are absolutely right, so how do you keep passwords strong without making them utterly impossible to remember?

PCI is a big job but you don't have to go it alone!

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