Do you accept credit cards in your business? That’s great. But have you ever considered the risks both to you and your customers?
What have done about those risks?
Check out this article about “Security Sense” for small business owners who accept credit cards…
“If your business accepts payment cards, it is important to have security steps in place to ensure your customers’ information is safe. Your bank or payment services processor can help you prevent fraud. In addition there are free resources and general security tips available to learn how to keep sensitive information—beyond payment information—safe. Below are some quick tips to help get you started:
- Make a list of the type of customer and card information you collect and store—names, addresses, identification information, payment card numbers, bank account details and social security numbers. It’s not only card numbers criminals want; they’re looking for all types of personal information, especially if it helps them commit identity fraud.
- Ask yourself, where do you keep this information and how is it protected?
- Determine who has access to this data and if they need to have access.
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