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June 12th, 2012 by Jamie Estep

Here’s why PCI compliance is mandatory…

Filed in: Industry News |

Here’s an unfortunate data breach that happened at a retail pizza restaurant. The business suffered a computer hack or some sort of data breach that resulted in customer’s credit cards being compromised and used fraudulently all over the world. The real shame is that PCI-DSS has been a Visa/MasterCard requirement for all businesses for nearly 4 years. I can empathize with this business but at this point there really no excuse for not taking PCI seriously. In a recent report from Verizon, they found that Restaurants were the most targeted business for hacking and data theft, with more than 50% of all attempts occurring. Thieves know that restaurants and small businesses are a great and very soft target and this isn’t likely to stop. At this point, there’s no excuse for not getting PCI compliant and not taking control over your data and business security.

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