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Website security is crucial to any website. Without a secure server or an up to date security system your website is extremely vulnerable. If your website is accepting payments online not only do you want to keep it secure you are required to do so by law. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards also known as PCI-DSS is a set of standards to protect the business owner and the user. Keeping your server, firewall and other software up to date along with being PCI compliant will save any business a lot of headache. Becoming PCI compliant is key to any business with a website.
Here is a list of recommendations made by the PCI Security Standards Council.
1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
3: Protect stored cardholder data
4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software
6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data
10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
11: Regularly test security systems and processes
12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security
Knowing if your website is secure or not is crucial in planning your business. SCV HomeTown Web partners with Chiros Technology to secure all of our servers. We recommend using Chiros Technology for any Website Security needs.