Data security has become an ever increasing
area of concern and focus in the payments industry.
In 2003, Visa USA mandated processors, such as eboCom,
to comply with the Cardholder Information Security
Program (CISP) to protect cardholder data and is the
highest information security standard. MasterCard,
American Express, Discover and JCB also announced
their own individual compliancy programs. Ultimately,
all the card brand requirements were incorporated
into a single industry standard known as the Payment
Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS).
EboCom was among one of the first payment processors
to embrace this requirement in 2003 and continues
to recertify their PCI compliancy every year.