A Visa informational release Friday revealed that 65% of Level 1 merchants have now validated their PCI compliance. This is really no big surprise based on the acceleration program (CAP) that was put into place in December of last year. The message to the remaining 35% is pretty clear.

You are now in the minority.

While I am sure those merchants affected by PCI are well aware of their compliance programs, this may be that final driver to get top level buy in so that projects are appropriately funded and tracked. Most companies we work with have plans, but no support.

Let’s go to compliance!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.