It is true that you are not likely to be fined for non-PCI Compliance from a statistical basis. i.e. Just like only a certain amount of IRS tax submittals are actually audited, only a unique situation (breach?) would get the attention of the Payment Card Industry (PCI).
It is also interesting to note that 75% of surveys were not completed because they were incomplete.
In our estimation most small business does not understand security or PCI compliance. This is understandable.
VISA says that most businesses fail in the following manner when breached:
Image by VISA (visa.com/cisp)
30% of small businesses do not have proper security in place (Merchant Industries)
they do not have PCI compliance standards or beyond set.
Most people do not spend time thinking about security, and assume their devices will work and are secure enough. There is a lack of understanding of how bad it is in the criminal world, even though all of the publicized breaches occurred in 2014 and continue to occur this year.
We are here to make securing your systems easier. We can review your IT systems to see if they can withstand continuous attacks from Criminal Hackers.
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