Understanding Your Risk - Use Secure Payment Terminals and Solutions


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:  Understanding Your Risk - Use Secure Payment Terminals and Solutions

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According to the Council:

"A sure way to better protect your business is to use secure payment solutions and trained professionals to help you."

"Your customers enter their personal identification numbers (PINs) for their payment cards into your payment terminal or PIN entry device. It is important to use secure devices to protect your customers’ PIN data."

Here is a list of recommendations from the Council:

payment terminals that protect PIN data. Make sure your payment terminal or device is on the List of PCI Approved PTS Devices for equipment that provides the best security, and supports “EMV chip.”

USE SECURE SOFTWARE:  Make sure your payment software is on the List of PCI Validated Payment Applications.

USE QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS:   Make sure the person installing your PA-DSS validated application does it correctly and securely. Choose from the List of PCI QIRs for companies qualified by the PCI Council to help you.  (Skurla's POS Solutions is QIR certified!)

REFER TO THIS LIST OF VENDOR QUESTIONS: Use Questions to ask your Vendors to help you know what to ask your vendors and service providers.

Click here to download your copy of the guide.

Call Skurla's to get help with your secure terminal needs!  907-243-2683

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

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About The Author

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. 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. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.