PCI Launches New Online Evaluation Resource for Small Merchants
It can be complicated for any business to keep up with all the cyberattacks and payment fraud going on around us. It’s particularly tough for small merchants that are vulnerable to attacks. The PCI Small Merchant Task Force, launched in 2015, helps by providing educational materials to small merchants to address these threats. The PCI Small Merchant Taskforce has recently updated their “PCI Data Security Essential Resources for Small Merchants.” These resources include information to help protect customer payment data that can be downloaded, videos, easy to understand infographics, and recommended training. It also includes answers to frequently asked questions and access to additional resources, such as the PCI DSS 3.2 Quick Reference Guide and the PCI Blog.
In addition, another important resource for small merchants has recently been launched – an online tool to help evaluate how they address critical security risks. This tool helps small merchants see where they stand regarding safe payments.
PCI Security Standards are intended to increase payment data security, but they can be intimidating for a small merchant with limited resources. These resources can be helpful. Complete details are provided in the PCI SSC press release.