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What Is PCC DSS and Why Is It Important To You?

Security has and will always be our number one priority when it comes to our clients. At BlueTec we pride ourselves in keeping our clients safe from the many dangers there are in the physical and cyber world. We take every measure possible...

However, it doesn’t hurt to stay informed on how to remain safe yourself!

PCI DSS—Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard—is exactly what the name suggests. It is a set of security standards for any business that deals with credit cards. These standards are enforced by payment brands, also known as credit card brands like Visa and MasterCard. Applying these standards helps create a foundation for security in your business, and if not followed and your business is compromised, it could lead to class action lawsuits and heavy fines up to the thousands and millions.

Although it does sound frightening, we here at BlueTec are able and willing to assist. Having already completed cases dealing with PCI compliance and compromised POS systems, we carry the knowledge needed to guide you through the process—whether you are compromised or not. It is always better to establish these standards before any hackers visit your store.

Here are some tips in keeping a secure system, as stated by the PCI DSS:

Here are some tips in keeping a secure system, as stated by the PCI DSS

  • Having a firewall
  • Maintaining a detailed security policy documents
  • Training employees to identify hacking devices on PinPads and to keep their POS station safe
  • Limit data retention of credit cards
  • Keeping an up to date anti-virus software
  • Updating software patches
  • Establishing roles and privileges of your employees
  • Changing passwords every 90 days
  • Differentiating visitors with ID badges and log their attendance
  • Setting a regular testing schedule for vulnerability scans and penetration testing
If you’d like a detailed explanation on PCI compliance, visit their site: PCI Website

For a comprehensive examination of your store and the tools to bring it up to PCI compliance, you can always contact us and we will be more than willing to help.

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