PCI and Security

PNC and our members take security issues very seriously. We put great effort into staying ahead of those who are trying to take advantage of our systems. Our work involves implementing security solutions and requirements that utilize technological advances, making payments easier and more reliable for all.

To build and maintain confidence in card payments it is vital that customers and merchants can trust their transactions to be handled correctly and efficiently, and that they are prevented from fraud and misuse. By following the security requirements described on these pages you can help to build that confidence, and also contribute to making the future of payments more efficient and less interesting for criminal use.

Benefits of using these pages

Whether you are a merchant looking for information on a specific product or security requirements in general, a vendor developing a new or updating an existing product, or an auditor looking to validate an in-store setup, you will find a number of tools to assist you on the following pages.

These pages will help you to:

  • Learn more about security requirements for different payment solutions
  • Find out if a product is validated, i.e. find out if a product is secure to use
  • Find all forms and information on how to validate a product (terminal or electronic cash register) in one place

By using these pages you can:

  • Save time and money by getting full information on payment solutions that meet the latest security requirements
  • Avoid investing in a payment solution that does not meet the current security requirements
  • Avoid paying penalties or fines for not meeting the security requirements
  • Validate your system and avoid paying a third-party auditor to do your validation

Guide to specific information

  • If you are interested in learning more about the different security requirements in general and what they mean, please visit this page.

  • If you are a merchant you can find a list of validated products, i.e. electronic cash registers or terminals, that has been validated to meet the security requirements and are secure to use, on this page.

  • If you are a vendor or an auditor, you can find forms on for validation according to the security requirements and information about how you ensure that your product is up-to-date with the latest in payment card security, on this page.