What You Can Do To Protect Your Business

This is the last in a series of four brief summaries about what small business owners need to know about data breach risk and liability. If you’re a business owner, it’s important to do what you can to protect the payment information in your possession in order to protect your business. The first step to…

A Breach Could Have Significant Impact on Your Business

This is the third in a series of four brief summaries about what small business owners need to know about data breach risk and liability. There are many ways that your business could be impacted by a payment card data breach. Substantial fees and fines that could potentially total in the tens of thousands of…

Liability in the Event of a Payment Card Breach

This is the second in a series of four brief summaries about what small business owners need to know about data breach risk and liability. By now, every merchant that accepts credit and debit cards likely knows about the Payment Card Industry Security Standard (PCI DSS). And if they don’t — they should. It’s an…

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

This is the first in a series of four brief summaries about what small business owners need to know about data breach risk and liability. Many small merchants are surprised to learn that they can be held liable for tens of thousands of dollars in fines and other expenses when a data breach occurs. What…

Data Breach: Non-Monetary Damages are Painful

If your small business is unlucky enough to be the victim of a payment data breach, the out-of-pocket expenses resulting from a data breach are just the start of your headaches. Consider the damage to your brand and your business reputation. Consumers who use their payment cards at your establishment place a high level of…

Small Business: The Cost of a Data Breach

Did you know it’s possible for your business to experience a serious data breach even if you do not store cardholder data after a transaction? Cyber criminals have become quite adept at breaking into merchants’ POS systems that capture and forward electronic payments. If your business is unfortunate enough to have this happen, you can…