The Bunker Achieves PCI DSS Compliance

The Bunker Secure Hosting, a provider of Ultra Secure Data Centres and Managed Services on a range of technologies, has achieved Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance, the internationally-recognised industry standard for payment account data security.

PCI DSS is viewed by the payment card industry as the de facto security requirement for organisations that store, process or transmit cardholder details. The Bunker's PCI DSS accreditation will help customers meet their own requirements when working towards PCI DSS compliance.

The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that requires applicants to demonstrate competencies across a range of disciplines including security management, policies, procedures, network architecture and software design.

The core elements of PCI DSS are as follows:
- Build and maintain a secure network
- Protect Cardholder Data
- Maintain a Vulnerability Management Programme
- Implement Strong Access Control Measures
- Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
- Maintain an Information Security Policy

To achieve PCI DSS accreditation The Bunker worked with Visa and MasterCard approved security assessor ESCS Ltd. As a result of achieving PCI DSS compliancy, customers of The Bunker that store credit card details, transaction data and customer information are assured that their data centre facility complies with stringent security standards outlined by payment card issuers. Additionally, customers hosting with The Bunker are exempt from requiring their own Data Centre PCI DSS accreditation.

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