Experient Achieves Independently Audited PCI Compliance
Experient, the source for integrated meeting and event solutions, has announced its renewed PCI Compliance certification. Experient clients whose tradeshows and events require credit card payments are assured that personal information is safe and in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
PCI DSS is the accepted set of compliance policies, rules and procedures designed to ensure the security of credit and debit card transactions and protect cardholders against identity theft. It consists of twelve broad security requirements using over 200 testing procedures. PCI DSS is published by the PCI Security Standards Council and audited by Trustwave, an independent Qualified Security Assessor, who recently issued an official Report on Compliance (ROC) to Experient.
This certification allows Experient to continue to process payments in a secure environment and ensures clients their data is protected at the highest possible level. "Being assessed as compliant each year and receiving our ROC is important because it enables our clients, partners and customers to be confident in their decision to trust Experient with their credit card information" said Brian Scott, Experient's Chief Information Officer. "Compliancy requires a continuous commitment to security from everyone at Experient who works with credit card data, and we're proud this status differentiates us in the industry."
Experient's Information Technology Department is especially involved because the assessment focuses on the security of the systems used to store, process, and transmit credit card numbers and sensitive authentication data. Experient has been PCI compliant since 2008 and works hard to maintain this verified level of certification to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the cardholder data it processes.
Experient, a Maritz Travel Company, leads the industry as one of the best-known and most respected brands in the event management world. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, tradeshow and government clients. Experient employs professionals dedicated to fulfilling its vision of perfecting the event experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and exhibitions around the world. Visit www.Experient-Inc.com for more information.