Protecting your customers from card fraud
One of the main concerns for online retailers today is the security of their customers’ transactions. Protecting your customers’ data through secure online payment systems is essential for building trust and reducing the risk of credit and debit card fraud.
Card fraud in general is down following the introduction of Chip and PIN and the risk has been reduced further by the industry recognised Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which was set up to help businesses process card payments securely.
The Standard covers technical and operational system components included in or connected to cardholder data and applies to any organisation, regardless of size or number of transactions, that accepts, transmits or stores the data. Essentially, the Standard is proof that businesses are doing their bit to protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information.
Gaining the PCI DSS accreditation
To become PCI DSS compliant, businesses must undergo a rigorous review of their current data security measures, cardholder data environment and any risks and threats they may face. PCI DSS compliance is an on-going activity for businesses and the payment transaction process must be assessed each year.
Hallmark Consumer Services holds the PCI DSS accreditation and continues to maintain the Standard as part of our commitment to reducing the risk of card fraud.
The key steps for achieving the PCI DSS are:
- Build and maintain a secure network
- Protect cardholder data
- Maintain a vulnerability management program
- Implement strong access control measures
- Regularly monitor and test networks
- Maintain an information security policy
Are your payment transactions safe and secure?
As well as fulfilling your online orders, Hallmark can also handle payments on your behalf. With our PCI DSS accreditation, you can rest assured that your customers’ data is in safe hands.