Ensuring that a user’s data is safe and secure is of utmost importance to a business owner in Colorado accepting credit cards. That’s where PCI compliance comes in.
PCI compliance is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It is designed to reduce fraud and provides a list of best practices to adhere by when collecting credit card payments. It is a mandatory set of rules that large and small merchants must comply with. If not, you’re eligible to face massive fines.
It can be difficult to know if you’re following the PCI standards without professional guidance. Because of the nuances in the rules, many businesses make the mistake of assuming they’re PCI compliant, when in fact they fall short in several ways. This mistake could lead to a cyber attack or data breach, which is tragic for your customers and terrible for your business.
The Data Security Standard is 112 pages long and not an easy read, but, PCI compliance is not a choice, and you will lose business if you can’t prove that your operation securely protects your user’s data.
Most of the data breaches happen on the backend of POS transactions. Here’s what you can do to make sure your POS operating system is as secure as possible:
Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to running a safe and secure business!
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