PCI compliance can intimidate business owners. When credit card transactions occur online it can feel like anything that happens is out of your hands – it is up to merchant service providers to make sure you are secure. In fact, your own website can kill your PCI compliance and put your customers’ personal data at risk.
Many small business owners think PCI compliance just means hiring the right merchant service provider. But protecting your customers’ identities and credit card information goes beyond the screen. Find out what you should be doing offline to meet PCI compliance standards.
PCI compliance is crucial for anyone accepting online orders and payments on their company website. Many small business owners assume their online payment system is secure and protected, but cybersecurity is hardly a "set it up and forget about it" proposition.
PCI Compliance Is Too Big to Ignore
When it comes to online security regarding customer information many small business owners either:
Are you considering accepting online orders and payments on your company's website? As e-commerce becomes an increasingly common way to sell products and services, many small businesses are interested in creating an online store. However, taking your customers' credit card information online carries inherent risk for your company. If credit card fraud occurs and it is determined that your website is not PCI compliant, the cost could put your company out of business.
As a small business owner, you may be thinking about a mobile app. But mobile web development can do many of the same things. Now the question is, “Do you really need an app for that?”
Everyone knows Google, but you may not know the important role cyber-security firms like Symantec play in keeping your business’s website up and running. When these two giants go head-to-head on Internet security, it could mean trouble for your company.
Squarespace and Wix make their money off of small business owners looking to trim their marketing budget by doing a little DIY. There may be a place for user-created websites, but when you’re ready to do business, you’ll need a web developer.
Templates Can Be Overwhelming
If you are running a business, it can be tempting to DIY your web marketing and put your money somewhere else. But even the most popular user-created website programs could leave you scratching your head.
Since January 2017, Google Chrome has begun warning users when they visit websites that are “Not Secure”. Find out what the warning means, and what you can do to fix it on your company website.
When it comes to web marketing, the last thing a business owner wants is a third party scaring away visitors. But if you haven’t taken some steps toward cybersecurity, you could be seeing just that.