Last week I wrote a post on Tnooz about PCI compliance and credit card safety. The reason for this post was to draw some much needed attention to the importance of server security. The bottom line is that everyone from the small operator to the massive hosting provider is responsible in part for the safety of the data that is stored, displayed , or transmitted by them.
What surprised me the most, however, is that so many businesses don’t take credit card safety seriously until something happens. You don’t have to look much further than the recent compromise at LinkedIn to learn that 6.5 million passwords were hacked. If a well funded public company can’t secure their user data, how are small businesses expected to do it. The answer is that their service providers need to take responsibility for security their customers’ customers.
Have a read of the article and let me know what you think. Are you taking adequate precautions with your e-commerce site to ensure your customer credit card information is safe?