All merchants that are connected to the Internet are at risk for having business information stolen, such as customer credit card data. And the consequences for security breaches can cost a merchant in excess of $1 million for a single location. As you know, that could be catastrophic for your business.
Chase Paymentech has partnered with Trustwave Corporation to arm you with the right tools to help you better protect your business, protect your customers and lower your risk of security breaches. The Trustwave Corporation Risk Profiler product, an easy-to-use risk assessment tool, is available to Chase Paymentech clients at NO CHARGE. The Risk Profiler can help merchants understand their level of risk for theft and fraud.
Chase Paymentech strongly recommends that high-risk, small-business merchants take advantage of this offer. The Risk Profiler will help protect your customers' credit card information and your business.
Depending on the outcome of your assessment, it may be necessary to proceed with Trustwave's vulnerability scanning and remediation, as well as ongoing compliance maintenance.
Merchants reaching compliance using Trustwave Corporation services receive the Trusted Commerce Seal. The Trusted Commerce Seal helps merchants communicate their compliance with PCI DSS to customers. Learn more.
Merchants that connect to the Internet are at risk for information compromises. This risk for small businesses is often due to POS systems that are not configured properly on Internet-accessible computers and terminals. Computer thieves, known as "hackers," exploit security weaknesses to gain access to customer credit card information. Stolen information can be sold to help manufacture fake credit cards that are used in fraudulent transactions.
Ultimately, the merchant is responsible for credit card security breaches and can be held accountable for fines, chargebacks and other financial losses. These penalties and financial consequences can exceed $1 million for a single merchant location.