The most common targets for hackers are web applications and websites. According to SiteLock data, websites are attacked 94 times per day on average and IT Chronicles estimates that 4,000 cybercrimes are being committed each day in the United States alone. As a trusted security partner, it’s important to help educate your customers on today’s ever evolving threat landscape and provide guidance on proactive protection and threat prevention. With that in mind, this article will cover five common web security issues your customers should know about, along with best practices on how to avoid them.
If a business accepts credit cards to pay for goods and services, it needs to be PCI compliant. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is what determines if a business is compliant or not. The goal is to protect cardholder data by encrypting it so that in the event a bad actor was to somehow intercept data, all they would get is indecipherable data.
Web security issues that can occur when a business is not PCI compliant include, but aren’t limited to:
- Identity theft
- Fraudulent charges
- Sale of credit card numbers
- Medical fraud and more
To combat this, it is critical a business stay up to date on PCI DSS regulations. The PCI Security Standards Council has created a quick reference guide that can help to determine compliance or noncompliance
Unfortunately, becoming PCI compliant can be a time consuming and complicated process, especially if you don’t know where to start. It’s helpful to look for partners that offer solutions to help your customers become PCI compliant easily and efficiently. Look for vendors who can help streamline the assessment and application process, as well as provide the solutions needed to protect against any potential security threats or weaknesses. – Read more
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