7. Applying Industry Security Standards
Many merchants have a hard time understanding how to secure their data. Others make blind assumptions about their security concerns.
Despite all the warnings from experts about proliferating data breaches, one of the biggest problems merchants face regarding data security is noncompliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and the failure to own a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate.
PCI compliance and SSL, however, are among the industry’s best assurances for maintaining a secure website and trusting customers. As a business owner, it just makes sense to include these two security layers as part of your strategy. Let’s talk about how to do this.