Here is the next in the series from the PCI Council's - How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.
This month's topic: Understanding Your Risk - Use Anti-Virus Software (also referred to as anti-malware)
Remember the quote from the PCI Council: Hackers = Criminals
And to add on to this:
Hackers write viruses and other malicious code to exploit software features and coding mistakes, so they can break into your systems and steal card data.
Here is a list of recommendations from the Council:
INSTALL ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE TO PROTECT YOUR PAYMENT SYSTEM: It is easy to install and can be obtained from your local office supply shop or IT retailer.
SET THE SOFTWARE TO “AUTOMATIC UPDATE”: So that you always get the most recent protection available.*
GET ADVICE: Ask your IT retailer about products they recommend for anti-virus/anti-malware protection.
RUN PERIODIC SCANS: Regularly run full system scans, since your systems may have been infected by new malware that was released.
*Check with your IT provider to make sure this will not interfere with any software operations.
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