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Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
How good is your knowledge of digital security? You may be smart enough to prevent your own identity from being stolen, but can you protect your customers? There are steps you can take. First, make sure your website or online store has an SSL certificate. You can get one from your web host, and once…Read More
What Do I Need To Know About PCI Compliance?
If you, as a merchant that offers credit card payments, do not know about PCI compliance, it can be vitally important that you rectify this as soon as possible. Any merchant that offers credit card payments needs to be PCI compliant. In order to be PCI compliant, it pays to know more about the regulations…Read More
Am I PCI Compliant if I Have an SSL Certificate?
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) is a regulatory body that is recognized by card networks and payment processors. It has established a list of 12 guidelines sub-divided into 6 categories. Abiding by these recommendations ensures your customers can safely pay you via credit card. There’s no physical (or virtual) document to prove compliance. Having an…Read More
An SSL Certificate Does Not Guarantee PCI Compliance
Many businesses would like to be PCI compliant, because it is a security standard that can help prevent security breaches. PCI stands for Payment Card Industry, but you sometimes see the abbreviation DSS attached as well, with DSS standing for Data Security Standard. Companies of any size can become PCI compliant. When it comes to…Read More
Does PCI Compliance Apply to Your Business?
After a slew of massive data breaches, information security is more important than ever. This is where the concept of PCI compliance comes in. Otherwise known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI DSS, this concept is a security standard for proprietary information that applies to any business that stores, processes or…Read More
5 Security Precautions Online Business Owners Should Take
On this blog, we’ve often talked about the importance of cybersecurity, given the threat of data breaches, and the determination of hackers. However, there is another layer of security every data-using business has to take into account. This layer is not just defensive, but pro-active, because it takes into account a wider scope of threats…Read More
QIR Compliance: What’s it got to do with you?
Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) compliance is a standard set for resellers by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council to implement, configure and support Payment Application Data Security Systems (PA-DSS). QIR validated companies are listed on the website of the PCI Council. Although QIR compliance has not yet become a compulsory requirement, card…Read More
Do I need an SSL certificate for my online store?
Setting up an e-commerce site can involve a lot of new terminology and aspects you’ve never heard of before, such SSL or HTTPS. If you are new to e-commerce or to setting up a website in general, these terms can be baffling, but it is important not to ignore them. Making sure you know what…Read More
Give your Online Customers the Confidence to Pay by Credit Card
Buyers have become accustomed to the convenience of paying for purchases by credit card. And yet there is also some media coverage on credit card fraud that can lead to skepticism – especially if your website payment system does not look secure. But this doesn’t mean that you should wait to introduce a credit card…Read More
What is a SSL Certificate and Why Does my Online Business Need One?
If you are running an online business where customers select products via a shopping cart and pay by credit card utilizing an online payment processing gateway installed on your website, a SSL Certificate will ensure your customers’ credit card information is secure. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted…Read More