Travelport, the travel commerce platform, has launched an online PCI DSS (payment card industry data security standard) compliance referral service to help its customers achieve PCI DSS certification. The company said that with fraud and hacking in the travel industry on the rise, maintaining a set of security standards to combat criminal activity is critical when dealing with customer credit card information. Furthermore, according to Travelport, beginning in March 2018 any IATA agent that accepts card transactions against its own merchant agreement or issues Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) card transactions is required to provide proof of PCI DSS compliance to IATA. Travelport has partnered with Security Metrics, a provider in data security and compliance, in launching the new program.