Have you got adequate security measures in place to protect your customers’ cardholder data and any other sensitive information your business holds? A lot of pub owners make the mistake of thinking that cyber and network security is something that does not apply to them. However, this is a sector that is increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, as they see businesses like yours as an easy payday.
Could you really afford to come back from the huge compensation costs, non-compliance fines, and severe reputational damage that arises when a data breach occurs? No matter whether you run a large chain of pubs all over the UK or a small independent family pub, you need to take the necessary steps to protect your company. This is something our leading cyber security solution, RetailCompli, can assist with.
Just think about every time a customer pays for a round of drinks with their credit or debit card. When they swipe their card, you hold an abundance of confidential payment information about them. It is your duty to protect this information and make sure it does not end up in the wrong hands. At present, it is likely that this data is being stored on your open network, alongside everything from social media, to email, self-service kiosks, to your back office computer. This is highly risky because a huge number of people have access to this network. With RetailCompli, we create a separate Cardholder Data Environment (CDE), which means we segregate cardholder data and any other confidential information from other traffic on the network. This restricts access and ensures the chance of a data breach is reduced by a significant degree.
This also ensures that you fulfil your PCI compliance commitments. PCI DSS stands for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This is a list of requirements that all businesses need to follow if they process, store, or transmit card data. Failure to do this could result in huge fines. Luckily, we help you with all elements of PCI compliance, even filling out your Self-Assessment Questionnaire for you.
Network segregation is just one of many great features you will benefit from when you choose RetailCompli. Other benefits and features of our cloud-based solution include: