PCI-DSS (payment card industry data security standard) compliance is closely linked with financial security within the retail industry. This specific branch of financial compliance protects credit, debit and cash card holders against misuse of their cards and dangerous card transactions.
Smaller Retailers - Smaller companies do not usually have the capacity to work with high end security features and remain a large target in the retail space. Becoming compliant can be especially difficult for small businesses with access being difficult to both find and exercise.
Compliance Necessity - PCI compliance is a must for retailers. Within terms of specifically checking off boxes within the control objectives specified for compliance for PCI, our managed security services can help by:
Maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
Protecting stored cardholder data
Track and monitor access to network resources and cardholder data
Testing security systems and processes
Shatter can offer essential features that can help you achieve a pass in your next PCI audit:
Logging and Reporting
Incident Response Planning
Another key challenge that retailers come into contact with is the misconception that compliance with a standard like PCI DSS means that their networks are secure.
Many of the retailers that have suffered data breaches in the last few years have been compliant with industry guidelines or passed audits. Retail IT teams need to monitor their network continuously to detect suspicious or malicious activity before a breach can occur, and Shatter I.T. can help here.