76% of consumers say data compromises affect where they shop. Is your business protected?
For today’s merchant, the pressure to protect customers’ information is especially high. Technology has made it increasingly convenient for customers to pay in a variety of ways, but this can also make their information less secure. This is why businesses are required to be Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. If you handle cardholder information, you are required to be PCI DSS compliant – whether you process a large volume of transactions or not.
PCI DSS compliance should be a priority for businesses of all sizes. Non-compliance can lead to fines, data breaches and blows to your customers’ trust in your business. The first step is to complete a self-assessment, and larger organizations may need to take additional steps. A compliance portal like Trustwave® can help by scanning for security threats and managing compliance for you. Keep in mind that PCI DSS compliance is just one piece of your overall data security program. Technology security isn’t easy, but by focusing on it you can better protect your customers and foster a strong relationship.