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How to Become PCI Compliant

PCI DSS - the needle in the haystack conundrum

Whether your organisation processes one card payment transaction a year or one million, your business must comply with PCI DSS, a whole raft of regulations designed to keep payment card information secure and to prevent fraud. However, achieving compliance isn’t simple: in short, you’ll need to start searching for that proverbial needle in the haystack of PCI DSS regulations.

What compliance means for your business

Achieving compliance yourself is a time consuming and costly uphill struggle, but even if you manage to achieve it, maybe with some outside help, it’s most likely that numerous internal systems will have to be re-engineered, processes re-written and everything subjected to regular quarterly audits. To make matters worse, the regulations don’t stand still and, as the PCI Security Standards Council are quick to point out, ‘security controls deployed by organisations in the process of compliance, were often out of compliance when breaches occurred shortly afterwards.’

But it’s only by achieving and maintaining compliance that your cyber defences will be primed ready to repel attacks aimed at stealing cardholder data. But how do you accomplish this in a timely and cost-effective way? How do you keep costs low and avoid consequential losses thorough business disruption whilst PCI compliance is achieved and then maintained?

These questions have to be answered because PCI compliance is critical to your business’s future.

The answer

The simple answer to your conundrum is to outsource PCI compliance to a PCI DSS level 1 approved service provider. At BCH we provide a straight-forward and cost-effective solution for your business to obtain PCI compliance with minimum effort.

We utilise all your cardholder data so it’s no longer your problem and neither is compliance because you no longer have to store, process or transfer the data. It’s never stored in your organisation so you are completely de-scoped from PCI compliance.

We’re not shy in blowing our own trumpet here. Our payment products are robust enough to have gained approval at Level 1 without utilising any compensatory controls whatsoever. We are independently audited annually against the most recent PCI regulations. We also pass external quarterly network scans. In short, we take the headache out of compliance. We’ve got the elusive needle so you don’t have to bother searching for it.

BCH Digital PCI Compliant Solutions

Our live agent services suppress DTMF. For example – all credit card numbers – so your agents cannot hear data, nor can your recording devices record any. On our automated services, DTMF is simply terminated inside our secure network and is entirely contained within that universe.

By entrusting compliance with us, not only will you save yourself a headache searching for that proverbial needle in the haystack, but you’ll be building a culture of security to benefit and safeguard the future of your business and that of your clients.

Call us today on 0161 537 7707 or email We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have.


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