One thing that certainly doesn’t come to the top of mind when thinking about advertising and direct response sales is information security. Yet, because Ignite Media Solutions, a marketing services firm, collects and processes payment information for its clients, it must remain ever compliant to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Essentially, PCI DSS requires covered organizations to secure cardholder data that is stored, processed, or transmitted.
The standard strives to achieve this through 12 requirements to maintain a sustainable architecture, network monitoring, and creation of a continuous vulnerability management program. That was the challenge faced by the PCI Compliance Team at Ignite Media, who is charged with making certain that Ignite’s two data centers remain not only PCI compliant but secure. One member of the team, Mike DeMatteo says, “For us, PCI compliance was just the beginning. The ultimate goal was a secure and sustainable system,” explains DeMatteo. Continue reading for Ignite Media Solutions