Barclaycard launches survey on data security compliance
Barclaycard has launched an online survey to understand the views of small businesses and the impact that compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has on their business.
Small businesses with an online trading presence are increasingly being targeted by hackers with a view to stealing payment card data and personal information for identity theft purposes.
The PCI DSS is a set of twelve requirements designed to protect card payment data. By meeting the requirements of the standard, small businesses reduce the risks and costs associated with a data compromise and can benefit from increased consumer confidence.
Neira Jones, head of payment security at Barclaycard commented: "With all the media attention on cybercrime and cybersecurity, protecting sensitive information is becoming increasingly crucial for everyone. However, for smaller businesses, being part of the fight against cybercrime can place a burden on them and complying with data security standards can be complicated and confusing to small organisations."
Jones continued: "By listening to small businesses we can tailor the help we provide so it fits their needs, making it easier for them to protect their customers and their business."
The survey is being conducted in partnership with Vigitrust and Visa, the results of which will be used to help shape the future of the Standard and its impact on small businesses.
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