Companies apply the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard with any size that agree credit card payments. You should organize how your IT system securely saves customer information, how you will keep that data from any security breach and how your firewall can let secure remote access. The industry best-practice security standards fall into 12 major areas, offering a comprehensive security framework that should be your baseline.
Use multi-factor authentication or biometrics for access.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is frequently used to make sure that only authorized users can access a management system. A system with MFA will push for information that needs to be recovered from an additional device like a numeric key fob or other client device. Through both levels of authentication, the user can only login by exactly passing. In addition to passwords, it is also feasible to consider biometric tests, which given the cheap cost today of biometric-scanning devices for fingerprints, palm prints or eyes (retina scans. Remote users should never be able to access your system just because they know a username and password.
Insulate personal or financial information with automation.
By using automated systems to manage personal financial information, you can protect both your customer and your employees, for instance, when you take payment from a customer. The customer can be passed over by the human agent to an automated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at the time payment card details are requested. When the card has been processing, the customer will then be got back to the agent. Automating the capture of financial or personal information makes sure that the agent never hears or has access to this information.
Lockdown the PC desktop.
Your remote employees will be using standard PC equipment accessed to the Internet, but certain minimum standards like an antivirus firewall will be requested in addition to basic protection. When the system is being used for your business, all non-business functionality will need be locked down and unavailable. This makes sense that functionality like printing the display or storing data to the hard drive must be disabled. Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) applications are complicated tools that let a secure environment be created — by harnessing these tools and only letting remote employees access from a locked and controlled cloud system, you will make sure a more secure environment.