At TransAct, we are always actively working with you, our clients, helping you to follow the simple steps to ensuring their online security – the first big step is being PCI compliant. To that end and to keep you “in the know” we are advising you that a BIG online security change is coming soon and it will be here before you know it.
While everyone is talking this week about the change in the clocks, that will soon be in our distant memories; however, the time is perfect to learn more about something more important to your business. We often put things off to tomorrow, but we will ask you to try to think about this now.
Please keep an eye out for two more blogs this month with more information about this change and how you can prepare.
The most important component of online security for your business is following PCI standards and protocols. Many clients ask what PCI is and why is it so important?
Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance – in a nutshell – is securely processing credit cards and thus reducing your risk of stolen cards being used for payment in your business.
Three crucial things you can do are:
- Maintain proper record keeping;
- Use unique log in and password protection for each individual who has access to process credit cards on your POS or terminal; and,
- Make sure you are running the most current security software.
We help clients create policies and best practices to help them manage their PCI compliance, making it as easy as possible to stay compliant and reduce the risks of credit card fraud to your business.
Unsure of whether or not you are compliant? Unsure what all of the compliance rules are and why it is important? Contact us to review your process and make sure that your account is in compliance now.
~ Mary Ann