Understanding Your Risk - Use Trusted Business Partners

     

Here is the next in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:   Use trusted business partners and know how to contact them.

It’s critical you know who your service providers are and what security questions to ask them.

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Here is a list of recommendations from the Council:

KNOW WHO TO CALL - 

Who is your merchant bank? Who else helps you process payments? Who did you buy your payment device/software from and who installed it for you? Who are your service providers?

KEEP A LIST - 

Now that you know who to call, keep company and contact names, phone numbers, website addresses, and other contact details where you can easily find them in an emergency.

CONFIRM THE SECURITY OF YOUR SERVICE PROVIDERS - 

Is your service provider adhering to PCI DSS requirements? For e-commerce merchants, it is important that your payment service provider is PCI DSS compliant too! See Resources on page 22 for lists of compliant service providers. ASK QUESTIONS. Once you know who your outside providers are and what they do for you, talk to them to understand how they protect card data.

Click here to download your copy of the guide.

For more information on this topic or other point of sale and payment concerns, call us at 907-243-2683.  Or fill out the form below and one of our representatives will contact you.

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About The Author

Lynn literally grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry – and is now at the helm of the family business. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association.