Tips on PCI compliance

PCI compliance -when we signed our CC processor agreement we already committed to being PCI compliant & therefor liable, so…

-change and update password often

-update Windows patches often

-build & maintain an external firewall

-back office pos computer should not be networked with any other computer

-do not use vendor supplied passwords

-insure all CC info is encrypted (radiant already does this)

-use and update anti-virus programs

-regularly test our systems security  (approved scan vendor) easy to find online – PCI quarterly scan

-use Deltrack tool w/in aloha – removes all p.a.n and CC info from database – this is un-needed info after 48 hours of transaction (greatly lowers our risk)

-complete an accurate PCI SAQ

-do not use back office computer for Internet use


PCI Security Standards Council


Restaurant Industry Resources


PCI Blog

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