PCI FAQs

PCI Frequently Asked Questions


Do these standards apply to me?

PCI Compliance applies worldwide to all merchants and who accept credit cards as a form of payment. Protecting cardholder data is every merchant’s responsibility.

What are the possible penalties for not being PCI Compliant?

In the event of a “Breach” or compromise of cardholder data, Non-PCI Compliant merchants are responsible for any losses due to fraud, and could face fines and forensic investigation costs that can easily exceed thousands of dollars. The reputation of your business is also at stake. Future sales lost due to customer security concerns can prove to be even more damaging to the life of your business. CPN offers state-of-the-art PCI Compliance solutions to help safeguard your financial stability and reputation.

How is adhering to these standards good for my business?

By adhering to PCI-DSS you will:

  • Help protect your customer trust
  • Preserve the reputation of your brand
  • Insulate your business from catastrophic fines and remediation costs
  • Enhance customer confidence

Does CPN provide PCI Compliant credit card processing devices and software?

All solutions offered by CPN are PCI-PTS and PA-DSS compliant. This includes credit card terminal devices, online processing software and money-saving Pin Based Debit pin pads.

How can I obtain or renew PCI Validation for my business?

As part of CPN’s merchant PCI Assessment Solution, we partner with a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) to make your PCI Validation process as manageable as possible. QSAs are the only entities certified by the PCI Security Council to assess compliance with the PCI-DSS. Our select QSA is a vital resource for assisting merchants in navigating and interpreting the PCI-DSS standard, and performing Network Penetration scans for merchants who process via internet, or on a local network. Call one of our PCI Specialists to learn more about becoming compliant (877) 456-9747, and choose option 4.


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