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How will you report my PCI DSS compliance status to the card schemes?

The status of every merchant will be reported to the Card Schemes; for level 1, 2 and 3 this is according to their progress against the 6 milestones relating to the new risk prioritised approach.

Visa and MasterCard have developed this approach towards helping larger and more complex customers achieve the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

As the name suggests, it is based around prioritising efforts to those areas that pose the greatest risk of compromise. For the customer, this also means a clearer, more logical structure, which is broken down into 6 key milestones that need to be achieved: 


These milestones group together the twelve underlying PCI DSS requirements and the risk prioritised approach is suitable for customers who choose an on-site assessment or use Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) C or D.

For those completing SAQ A or B we simply report compliant or not compliant.

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