The Importance of Compliance
PCI DSS is not about endless paperwork, it is about the safety of highly sensitive customer data. Regardless of PCI DSS, any organization that is not doing its best to keep customer cardholder data safe needs to take a good look at itself. Heavy fines can be imposed against a company that suffers a data breach and found to be noncompliant. The negative consequences almost always recede in comparison to the long-term damages of a high-profile data breach. By itself, PCI DSS compliance should be considered a serious motivator to securing your customer data.