1. Be very cautious in deciding what apps to download to your smartphone or tablet. Better safe than sorry.
I recently came across a website with some great information on two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA or TFA). You've more than likely experienced two-factor authentication at one time or another when logging into a Microsoft or Google account, and yet, should you consider it for your business? Yes, definitely.
Protecting your business
Although an additional security step in the login process, two-factor authentication is quick and worth it. Two-factor authentication is being widely adopted because it contributes to more secure systems at the network and desktop level.
The recognized industry standard for payment card security, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), recently launched a new set of payment protection resources for small businesses which is appropriately called PCI Payment Protection Resources for Small Merchants. This is a timely launch, considering that small businesses around the world are increasingly at risk for payment data theft — and nearly half of cyberattacks worldwide in 2015 were against small businesses with fewer than 250 workers.
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
-Peter Drucker, Management Consultant
Business owners and managers are confronted daily with reports from their accounting system, reports from their HR system, and reports from their CRM system—plus numerous other spreadsheets containing multiple data points that may be important! One could spend hours poring through reports and spreadsheets and still not come up with the key data to help measure performance of a company or department. Have you felt that pain?
So what’s the solution?
Dashboards provide business owners and managers with quick access to critical information needed to manage operations and make the important business decisions which help steer the company. If you currently have too much or too little data, or you are maintaining whiteboards or other manual processes to provide the data you need, keep reading. I think you will be thrilled to find a better way—a way that impacts your success.
Part II – PCI DSS
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) was established in 2006 to ensure that any company maintaining or transmitting credit payment card information performs those tasks in a secure environment. PCI DSS is a framework to enable companies to implement data security processes, training, and IT standards to proactively protect card data.
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