With the InfoSec 2015 expo just around the corner, now seems like a good time to mention the growing importance of PCI compliance. And I don’t just mean from a casual, “you-probably-should-do-this” standpoint. These days IT security is an integral part of the corporate structure and protection against current and emerging threats is a high priority for businesses of all sizes. Whereas it was once a secondary consideration of the IT department, proper information security now has board-level buy in. Drives to become PCI compliant are often Director-level initiatives, thanks to recent news of high-priority breaches and the massive reputational and financial damage caused.
First up, I must mention the scary stuff: let’s not forget that in order to handle cardholder data you are required by your acquiring bank to be PCI compliant. If they find out you’re not compliant, aside from some hefty fines, they might stop dealing with you.
Plummeting share prices and ruined reputations aside, there are additional benefits to PCI compliance that more and more organisations are seeing. PCI in itself acts as a good framework for infosec in general and can give you a leg-up for other regulations, such as HIPAA and SOX. It’s also a brilliant way of demonstrating your commitment to infosec for your customers – PCI compliance is solid proof that you walk the walk.
Find out more at InfoSec 2015!
We offer a whole host of managed IT security services and secure cloud hosting platforms so there’s lots to talk about, whether you want a general overview on a topic, like PCI compliance or if you want to grill our experts on specifics. Head over to London Olympia on June 2nd-4th and chat to us on stand E240. We’re expecting it to be a fun but busy event, so book a slot to speak to us.
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