Restaurant PCI Basics
Restaurants are at high risk of credit card fraud. It's a risk that many restaurant operators underestimate -- and many are too confused by the technical requirements to protect their businesses effectively. In fact, while the risk is real, you can take action to protect your customers' cardholder data -- and to safeguard your business from liability.
The basics of PCI are similar to the standard business practices you already use to safeguard your business: You lock your doors as a matter of course. To protect your customers' information, you also need the proper "locks" on your POS system and network. Where to start? Read on to learn the key things you need to know about credit card security and PCI.