A hands-on program, designed for business owners
Understanding your obligations and responsibilities to manage cardholder data can be complex. Our Merchant Trust Initiative (MTI) program is designed to simplify the process with a toolkit to enhance how you handle data security and meet your PCI compliance requirements.
SecureTrust PCI Manager
Your own security portal
Your MTI membership provides you with a suite of learning material, tools, and one-on-one support for your business to become PCI compliant. You will gain access to the SecureTrust PCI Manager tool which is packed with a range of features and tools to help your business attain PCI DSS compliance.
Easy to use portal
Our step-by-step guide takes you through how to process payments securely, highlighting which areas may need reviewing.
Endpoint protection is included in your MTI subscription and safeguards your hardware data against cybersecurity threats and viruses.
Help is available for the SecureTrust portal, completing your SAQ, or the included security tools.
Merchant Trust Initiative
Cyber Liability Insuance
Your MTI membership provides you with exclusive discount pricing on Cyber Liability insurance with Bizcover.
SecureTrust’s cybersecurity and PCI compliance platform includes access to vulnerability and network security tools, security awareness training and endpoint monitoring.
PCI DSS compliance is a shared responsibility
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance is a combined approach. See our infographic here to see if your business is secure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Read our most asked questions about our Merchant Trust Initative program.
What is PCI DSS compliance?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) was created to ensure a consistent set of standards for the processing, handling and storing of sensitive credit card information.
How do I know if I’m already PCI DSS compliant?
If you complete a yearly assessment of your PCI DSS status using a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) accurately, and your assessment shows you have no outstanding actions, then you are PCI-DSS compliant. If you have a portal or e-commerce website, this will include providing evidence of quarterly vulnerability scans from a PCI-SSC approved scanning vendor.
Who is SecureTrust?
We have partnered with SecureTrust, a division of Trustwave, who are global leaders in cyber security and PCI compliance programs to deliver the Merchant Trust Initiative.
I thought by being with Eway, I was already PCI DSS compliant?
Eway is a Level 1 PCI DSS compliant business. However, prior to any data being entered into our systems, merchants have an obligation to protect card information. This is part of the reason we have launched the Merchant Trust Initiative – to educate and increase knowledge around these obligations to ensure better cybersecurity and data protection practices.
What are the penalties for PCI DSS non-compliance?
Fines for PCI DSS non-compliance can range from $5,000 to $100,000 per month per violation.
Which businesses are required to be compliant?
Every business that handles cards, from major enterprises to the smallest businesses, regardless of their size or transaction volume, must ensure they are compliant with the requirements in the PCI DSS. Not doing so may result in suspension from processing cards from certain providers. By staying compliant with PCI DSS requirements, you can be confident that you are doing the right thing by your customers.
Can I opt out of the initiative?
It is mandatory for all merchants who accept credit cards to be compliant with the PCI Data Security Standard, and this applies regardless of size or how they accept payments. This is not just limited to completing a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), but requires a number of steps and regular scans to ensure obligations are met. This is where the Merchant Trust Initiative helps you simplify the steps within the process. If you are already able to show your compliance from another provider, or choose to opt out, click here. The form will outline your obligations as a customer of Eway, so please ensure you understand and meet all these requirements prior to opting out.
Where can I get more information about the card scheme rules around PCI DSS compliance?
Each of the card schemes have rules that apply to different members of the supply chain within the payment card industry. The following list from each of the card scheme members outlines their specific rules.
- Visa MasterCard
- American Express
- Discover Financial Services
- JCB International
How long do I have to become compliant?
You will have 12 months to complete your certification using the SecureTrust PCI Manager.
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