BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Achieves PCI Compliance
Monday, January 11, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Durham, N.C. -- BÖWE BELL + HOWELL today announced that it has achieved the highest certification level of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). PCI-DSS is a certification program initiated in 2004 by the four major credit card companies (VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) to establish and help ensure the highest level of security standards for companies that process credit card data.
PCI-DSS requires service providers that store, process and transmit cardholder data to have a comprehensive information security program in place to ensure cardholder data protection. To meet compliance with the PCI-DSS standard, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL is required annually to undergo a series of rigorous onsite audits by an independent auditing firm, conduct internal audits, and perform extensive network scanning. To maintain compliance, they must provide an annual report to demonstrate that IT systems, processes and policies continue to meet PCI-DSS requirements.
“We understand that information security is vital to our customers and have created a comprehensive information security program designed to protect confidential information from unauthorized disclosure, access, destruction, tampering and loss,” notes Nick Kepf, general manager and executive director of business continuity for BÖWE BELL + HOWELL. “Integrating our operational processes driven by the ISO Quality Management System with our information security program ensures that we imbed efficiencies and continuous improvement throughout our mail center.”
For more information on BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, please visit www.bowebellhowell.com.