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by Chelsea Palo
Chelsea is CardConnect's Partner Marketing Manager and a big fan of yurts.
PaymentsSource: PCI Compliance Tips for Growing Startups
Maintaining PCI compliance may not be a priority for budding businesses at the start, but it’s certainly not a responsibility to be overlooked. Keeping compliance in mind is important when building a business from the ground up, because if the infrastructure isn’t based on a secure design, it will most likely need rebuilding at some point, which may require additional time and resources not initially anticipated.
The larger a business grows, the more difficult and time consuming it can become to make these fundamental changes. Our Vice President of Information Security, Justin Shipe, and Director of Infrastructure, Aaron Largent, shared some important advice with PaymentsSource on how to make sure your start-up is considering PCI compliance from the beginning, and at all stages of growth.
Check out a few highlights, but don’t forget to read the full article on PaymentsSource.
Find and partner with a qualified security assessor (QSA). A QSA is a professional trained by the PCI Security Standards Council to help your business identify the best solutions to improve your security protocols and manage compliance.
Design and segment your networks. Segmenting your network is essential to reducing your PCI scope, and with high-priority data constantly in transfer, it’s important to keep appropriate separation of information.
Always use firewalls. Implementing firewalls between network segments is required for PCI compliance, and allows you to segregate networks according to data level.
Restrict access to sensitive data.Sensitive data that’s stored should be accessible to as few employees as possible, and only if it’s essential for an employee to do their job.
Tokenization is key when it comes to card data.Tokenization can provide the maximum level of security when it comes to cardholder data. If a hacker gains access to your system, but all of your account numbers are tokenized, the exposure and impact can be reduced.
Make sure to monitor your networks. Don’t neglect proper monitoringonce networks are designed and implemented – do the research to identify tools that can automate the monitoring process.
Curious about the other tips Justin and Aaron shared on how to keep your start-up PCI-compliant?
Click to read the full article.
Jun 26 2018
PaymentsSource: PCI Standards Have Never Been More Important
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.
Networks can be built with compliance in mind.
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.
Compliance isn’t just about checking boxes.
Pay attention to your system and really get to know your level of PCI compliance with tools like a Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
You can’t just outsource PCI compliance.
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.
There are ways to decrease “PCI Scope.”
Do your research, understand the standards and select partners that will help you keep your PCI scope to a minimum.
There are milestones for prioritizing PCI DSS compliance efforts.
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.
You aren’t alone in this data security and compliance fight.
Data breaches have the potential to impact every single business owner, which is why understanding the PCI SSC standards has become so important.
Click to read the full article from Justin.
Jun 6 2018
Engage Your Online Shoppers with CardConnect’s Magento Plugin
If you’re a business owner, you know that the habits and expectations of shoppers are changing all the time. It’s tough to keep up with the shifts in commerce, and if you’re a proud parent of an online store, you understand the challenges in keeping your online shoppers engaged - there are a lot of distractions out there!
For all the eCommerce owners, we want to remind you about a partner shopping cart solution of ours called Magento 2.0. One of the most popular eCommerce solutions, Magento 2.0 is the perfect add-on for engaging with customers across any platform or device and minimizing issues like shopping cart abandonment. It’s a solution that offers fantastic customization options for your online store, so you can maintain your brand exactly the way you want to plus create your ideal experience for your customers.
A powerful combination, CardConnect’s secure payment processing and Magento’s customization tools can provide a simple, safe and seamless experience for you and your customers. CardConnect’s security solutions like our PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and patented tokenization can reduce your Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) audit scope, so you can save time and money.
We want to make sure you’re always growing your business, which is why we offer the best shopping cart solutions on the market. If you’re interested in learning more or just ready to get started, check out our Support Center and complete the short form so our teams can get in touch.