Understand your route to
PCI DSS compliance
To understand how the PCI DSS applies to your organisation it’s important to refer to each card payment brand’s compliance PCI validation requirements.
As a general rule, merchants and service providers will fall into one of four levels, based on the annual volume of card data transacted. Categorisation will affect the minimum standards expected and the requirement to complete either a Self-Assessment-Questionnaire (SAQ) or Reports on Compliance (ROC). All level one merchants and service providers - organisations that process millions of transactions annually - are required to undergo an onsite assessment.
The SAQ varies and it is important to choose the most appropriate version for the payment scenario.