Last year, created an excellent infographic detailing some FAQs and Myths about PCI DSS compliance. If you’re an organization that accepts, transmits, or stores card payment data, then you are required to become PCI-compliant.

But even if you’re not in the business of processing payments, even if you’re simply someone who uses credit and debit cards regularly, it’s beneficial to know how your information is being protected. The infographic below neatly summarizes why this compliance is required and what it entails.

The PCI Compliance Process

Infographic produced by payment processing company BluePay*

*The Security Awareness Company does not endorse or have any affiliation with any products or services mentioned in this column.

Justin Bonnema

Lead Writer at SAC
Justin left the music business to focus on his true passion: writing. A talented writer and detailed researcher, he’s involved in every department here at SAC to make sure all content is fresh and up-to-date. In his spare time, Justin writes about fantasy football for and practices mixology (he makes a mean margarita).