Data Security In 2018, The Importance Of PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance

Posted on 27 Feb 2018
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In today's society numerous different businesses utilise online eCommerce solutions, however have you considered the importance of data security in 2018? Is your online retail solution compliant to PCI DSS Level 1?

The Importance Of Data Security

The internet presents us with many opportunities; however it is very important that individuals and businesses remain vigilant with regards to malicious software and other security concerns.

Last year saw lots of issues with regards to data security and the internet. With the issues surrounding the WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017 that affected organisations such as the National Health Service and FedEx. Indeed, in May of last year we discussed this attack explaining what ransomware is in a blog titled, The WannaCrypt0r Ransomware Attack.

Throughout the past 12 months there have been numerous data security related topics discussed in the news and online. Another example is the HBO hack in 2017 when a group of hackers took 1.5 terabytes of information from HBO, which included a script from an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones!

Also, throughout both 2017 and 2016, numerous businesses and professionals online have been hacked by the group OurMine. Indeed in 2016 one of their victims was Mark Zuckerberg!

Data Security In 2018

In 2018 it is still very important that you seriously consider the security of your business' data with regards to your online retail solution. Indeed, with regards to other industries such as Energy or Transport, the BBC reported in January this year, “Companies that fail to protect themselves effectively from cyber-attacks will face fines of up to £17m"!

What Can eCommerce Businesses Do To Protect Themselves From Fraud?

With attacks on large organisations and issues surrounding protecting data, many eCommerce businesses look for ways that they can protect their data and their customer's data.

One solution is to choose an online relation solution from a trustworthy business such as Advansys. With eCommerce solutions from Advansys, you will receive a high quality website that is designed to meet the needs of your business. Additionally, you will also be able to relax in the knowledge that your online retail solution is being provided by a business that is a PCI DSS Level 1 compliant ecommerce supplier.

What Is PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance And What Does It Mean?

The Advansys team take the risk of lost/stolen credit card data very seriously and as such Advansys has achieved the highest level of PCI DSS compliance. This means that all of the processes and infrastructure of our business meet the highest level of security throughout the life-cycle of a credit card transaction.

In total there are 4 levels of compliance. A business that meets level 1 compliance must have yearly on-site reviews by an internal auditor and a network scan by an approved scanning vendor is also required. However, for businesses who meet level 2, 3, or 4 are only required to complete a self assessment questionnaire.

In our 21st century society, businesses need to consider threats to data security. Would you be comfortable with an eCommerce solution that is provided by a business that has completed a self assessment? Or would you prefer peace of mind in the knowledge that the business who if providing you with your online retail solution is PCI DSS Level 1 compliant?

Business' who are PSI DSS Level 1 compliant:

  • Build and maintain a secure network.
  • Protect cardholder data.
  • Maintain a vulnerability management program.
  • Implement strong access control measures.
  • Regularly monitor and test networks.
  • And maintain an information security policy.

Professional eCommerce Solutions From Advansys

The talented team at Advansys can provide a variety of different eCommerce solutions including both B2C and B2B options for online retail. We are a very experienced business that has provided solutions for businesses from a wide variety of different industries. Our talented and friendly team can work with you and your business to create an eCommerce website that is specifically designed and developed to meet the needs of your business and your audience.

If you are interested in a professional online retail solution from a business that has achieved the highest level of PCI DSS compliance (level 1), please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team using the information at the bottom of this page.

Can The Advansys Team Provide Responsive eCommerce Solutions?

There are numerous eCommerce services available from the Advansys team. One of which is our responsive eCommerce web design service. This specific style of web design is very important in our current society. A responsive website is able to change and 'respond' to the device that the user is using. This means that a potential customer who is using a desktop PC and a customer on a Smartphone can both enjoy a good user experience whilst visiting the same website.

Our talented team of developers use fluid grids, flexible media, and media queries to create professional responsive websites. This provides you and your customers with a one 'site' fits all solution, providing your customers with a good user experience regardless of the device they choose.

Indeed, in our current society with a wide range of different devices to choose from including desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and Smartphones, responsive web design can be a fantastic choice. With a responsive eCommerce website designed by Advansys, your customers can visit your website and make a purchase, using their preferred device.

Interested In An eCommerce Solution From A Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant Business? Give The Advansys Team A Call Today!

Advansys have been designing and building eCommerce websites for over 20 years. So if you're interested in an online retail solution that not only looks fantastic, but also provides your users with a great user experience, please contact our friendly and talented team today.

However, if you have any questions, or if you would like additional information regarding the numerous solutions that are available from our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. If you would like to contact our team by telephone, you can do so by calling 0845 838 2700, our lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm.

Alternatively, you could visit our team in person. Our main office is based in Wokingham, Berkshire; the centre of the UK's tech hub. However, for those located in the North of England, we also have a northern office in Greater Manchester. If you would like to arrange an appointment, please contact our team to schedule a meeting.

We’re always happy to help and can help you take your business in the right direction.

You are always welcome to visit us in our Wokingham office or you can also call us on 0118 380 0201 and drop us a message via our the website.

We'd love to show you how you can get more web traffic and leads, increase your online sales, provide better customer service & grow online.

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