For any businesses looking to successfully move into the future, hacking prevention and cyber security are quickly becoming top priorities. With the way the technological landscape has been changing, some sort of standards had to be put in place.
That’s why in 2006 five major credit card companies formed the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). This group then went on to collaboratively develop a collection of security mandates that is called the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
- Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
- Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
- Protect stored cardholder data
- Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
- Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs
- Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
- Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
- Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
- Restrict physical access to cardholder data
- Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
- Regularly test security systems and processes
- Maintain a policy that addresses information security for employees and contractors
So what does PCI DSS have to do with my Voice service?
- How a VoIP provider can do to meet the PCI DSS standards
- More information about compliance
- How to protect yourself from PCI DSS fines