Credit card fraud is a major issue that has been plaguing merchants for years. The theft of credit card numbers and other sensitive personal data costs businesses and their customers millions of pounds annually. As technology advances to thwart the efforts of would-be thieves, so does the technology hackers use to breach security and steal this information. As larger corporations make headway in credit card theft prevention, many hackers now focus their efforts on smaller business who may not have the financial resources to properly protect their systems at the level of the bigger companies. The good news is, that theft prevention does not have to be a huge expense.
With the majority of attacks focusing on small business, there has been an increase in need for these companies to become PCI compliant. PCI or PCI DSS, is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and it is a set of requirements that can help businesses, both large and small, protect the sensitive data they store. By maintaining a secure environment for the processing, storage and transmittal of payment card information, companies can protect their customers as well as their own bottom line.
All companies in the UK, regardless of size, sales, or amount of employees, if they accept credit card payment, must be PCI compliant. The cost of not becoming PCI compliant can be monetary penalties, legal fees and the termination of the ability to accept credit cards. This is not to mention the cost in lost sales, customers and a damaged reputation.
Becoming PCI compliant can be a simple process. AGT can help identify the types of cardholder data your business is processing and storing. We can assess and take inventory of the data and troubleshoot for any vulnerabilities in the system. We can fix potential breaches and advise you on the proper steps necessary to remediate the problem.
At AGT Computer Services we can help your business become PCI compliant. For as little as £45.00, AGT can get you set up or we can conduct a full-site survey and offer a free estimate of the cost to get your business fully compliant. If you have a business in Blackpool, Lytham, Preston, Fylde or the surrounding area, give us a call. We are a Microsoft Silver Partner for Small and Midmarket solutions and can work with you to meet all of your personal computer or company’s IT needs.