Each year, Sterling goes through an extensive review of its own systems to ensure that the highest security standards are in place for the handling, processing, transmission and storage of merchant card data.
Sterling has designed a program for merchants that will detect if they are PCI compliant. The process identifies vulnerabilities in a merchant’s card processing system, including POS systems, personal computers or servers, Internet applications, shopping carts, paper-based storage systems, and unsecured transmission of cardholder data to service providers.
Complying with PCI DSS is your best defense against hackers who look for network vulnerabilities that enable them to steal cardholder data.
A full description of the PCI DSS requirements can be found online at: www.PCIsecuritystandards.org