We are always being asked about PCI compliance and credit card security – how does a business ensure their customer’s data is secure?
The specifics of how you secure information, and how you can guarantee it is safe, can be complex and often confusing. However, the solution is simple – engage a payment processor who is certified PCI compliant and take the headache out of card security.
As well as ensuring payment card data is tokenised and stored in a vault, there are a number of things you can do to stay on the right side of the risk.
IntegraPay’s top tips for PCI Compliance:
- Don’t keep card data – As temping as it may be to keep credit / debit card numbers at hand, it is a practice that is fraught with risk. Ensure card data is stored in a secure, compliant, vault.
- Choose certified PCI compliant partners – As the old adage goes, you are only as strong as your weakest link. Therefore, it is important to work with providers who are certified as being PCI compliant – not just those who state they ‘meet the standard’. Ask to see their certification.
- Keep up to date with PCI compliance changes – The latest information is available from www.pcisecuritystandards.org.
The consequences of a credit / debit card breach can be dire for a brand, not to mention the financial penalties that may be imposed for non-compliance. Ensure your customer’s data is safe and secure.