If we told you that the frequency of data breaches has been on a steady rise for years, it’s unlikely you’d really be surprised at all. Data breaches are here to stay, which is why it’s so important to take seriously the standards put in place by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
Our Vice President of Information Security, Justin Shipe, shared some great advice with PaymentsSource this month to help organizations become and remain PCI compliant. We really think it’s worth reading his full article (download is below), but if you’re short on time, check out a few of his best tips.
If you’re hoping to expand your business (and you probably are), pay attention to how your network is built from the start and make sure PCI compliance is considered.
Pay attention to your system and really get to know your level of PCI compliance with tools like a Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
Getting help from resources outside of your business is a great idea for managing PCI compliance, but don’t let it stop there. It’s important for you to also have an understanding of your own network’s security.
Do your research, understand the standards and select partners that will help you keep your PCI scope to a minimum.
Using the resources available to you to remain informed about the PCI standards, like the “Prioritized Approach to Pursue PCI DSS Compliance,” will help you manage compliance in the long-run.
Data breaches have the potential to impact every single business owner, which is why understanding the PCI SSC standards has become so important.