July 2011 Volume 2, Issue 3

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July 2011 Volume 2, Issue 3

se C u r I n g Ca r D H o l D e r Da t a

“As a business accepting credit

cards, it is critical that you follow

established security requirements

to protect your customers’

sensitive data...”

Both Visa ® and MasterCard ® have implemented security

programs to ensure proper safeguards are in place to

protect cardholder data. As a business accepting credit cards,

it is critical that you follow established security requirements

to protect your customers’ sensitive data from hackers and

fraudsters.

Follow these recommended steps for securing cardholder data:

• Build and Maintain a Secure Network: Install and maintain

a working firewall to protect data and keep all security

patches up-to-date.

• Protect Cardholder Data: Protect data that is stored. Also,

encrypt data sent across public networks.

• Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program: Use and

regularly update anti-virus software. Restrict access by

“need to know.”

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• Implement Strong Access Control Measures: Assign unique

ID’s to each person with computer access and track all

access to data by the unique ID. Do not use vendorsupplied

defaults for passwords and security parameters.

• Regularly Monitor and Test Networks: Regularly test security

systems and processes. Implement and maintain an

information security policy.

• Maintain an Information Security Program: Restrict physical

access to data.

If your business uses Third Party Processors (TPP), you

must ensure that your TPP is compliant with these security

requirements. TPPs are those companies that perform

services including, but are not limited to: terminal operation,

authorization routing, voice authorization, call referral

processing, electronic data capture, clearing file preparation and

submission, settlement processing, cardholder and merchant

statement preparation, and chargeback processing.

TSYS Merchant Solutions can help Universal-UniLink

members keep all cardholder data secure. Please contact them

for more information.

Jason Wagner, TSYS Merchant Solutions

1-800-228-2443

jasonwagner@tsys-ms.com

www.tsysmerchantsolutions.com

“I just wanted to drop a quick note

to say thanks to everyone that works

for Universal-UniLink Purchasing

Association. I just ordered some

supplies from Staples, and I had

both the consumer and the business

side web site up. I ordered the same

supplies and the bottom dollar

came out $37.54 cheaper with the

Universal-UniLink Purchasing

Association pricing.

Thanks for working on getting us the

best price out there.”

-Bill Maloney

Nu Yale Linen & Uniforms

July 2011

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