eMazzanti Shares 10 PCI Compliance Best Practices to Protect Your Business and Customers

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Use firewalls, change default passwords, encrypt data and restrict access to data among PCI compliance best practices presented—in a new article from eMazzanti Technologies

PCI Compliance Best Practices
PCI compliance represents a starting point for effective cyber security.

A NYC area retail IT consultant and managed services provider (MSP) shares ten PCI compliance best practices to help small and mid-size retailers protect their business and customers in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website.

The informative article urges retailers to use firewalls, change default passwords, encrypt data and restrict access to data. According to the author, they should also keep software up to date and run regular security tests among other measures. He goes on to explain that the human factor remains the weakest link in the security chain and urges clear security policies and industry-specific training for employees.

“PCI compliance represents a starting point for effective cyber security,” related Almi Dumi, CISO, eMazzanti Technologies. “Following best practices not only keeps you compliant but protects both your business and your customers.”

Below are a few excerpts from the article, “10 PCI Compliance Best Practices to Protect Your Business and Customers.”

1. Use Firewalls

“Firewalls form the first line of defense for your network and all devices connected to the network. Make sure to maintain those firewalls, applying software updates as soon as they become available.”

2. Change Default Passwords

“Many devices critical to your system, including routers and point of sale (POS) systems, come installed with default passwords. Always replace the defaults with strong passwords. Hackers know the defaults and have used them successfully over and over again to gain access.”

3. Encrypt All Transmitted Data

“Credit card and customer information must be encrypted at every stage of the process. Make sure that you properly configure and enable encryption features on your wireless router and payment gateways.”

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eMazzanti Technologies provides proven retail IT services, with staff trained at the highest levels in retail data security. As an active member of the PCI Security Standards Council, the company acts to advance world-wide PCI data security standards. Its QIR certified PCI experts work hard to implement and monitor retail POS systems, build robust network security and ensure PCI compliance.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver increased revenue growth, data security and productivity for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers, expertly providing advanced retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring and support.

eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list eight consecutive years, is a 4X Microsoft Partner of the Year, the #1 ranked NYC area MSP, NJ Business of the Year, 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year and one of the Top 200 U.S. Microsoft Partners! Contact: 1-866-362-9926, info@emazzanti.net or http://www.emazzanti.net Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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