Best Practices for Maintaining PCI Compliance

PCI compliance is something that should be at the top of your mind as a business owner. But this topic is often pushed to the backburner because you have more pressing matters to address. Instead of feeling worried or stressed when the topic of PCI compliance comes up, the best solution is to choose a reputable payment processing company.

We are here to help you with simple changes and systems that will ensure that you are staying compliant. Here are a few easy tips that you can implement right now:

  1. Online Data Security: If possible, you should always avoid storing sensitive information on your website. If you need to store personal details automatically, then make sure that the database is locked down and protected with the latest software technology. In a brick-and-mortar store, all documents with sensitive information should be kept under lock and key.
  2. Choose the Right Web Host: When you are selecting a web host, make sure that you are using a company that offers a PCI compliant web hosting plan. You can find the compliance details on the web hosting company’s website, or you might need to call the support or sales team for more information. If you choose a shared hosting account, then make sure that customers are directed to a compliant site where the payment is processed, such as 2Checkout, Paypal, or a site managed by your merchant services provider.
  3. Secure Card Readers: All equipment used to process credit cards should be secured, including payment terminals and mobile card readers. Keep the equipment in a safe location where you can minimize the risk of both physical and digital theft.

It is important that you are working with a trusted merchant services provider to maintain security for your business and customers. While there are many dangers of digital theft, the right system can limit your risk and give you the peace of mind to know that you are minimizing danger.

Our team is working hard to offer secure solutions that are needed for your payment processing system. For more information, talk to us about your options.

By |2018-12-10T14:54:40+00:00December 17th, 2018|Credit Card Security|