Payment Processing & Data Security: Shield Your Customers’ Online Data While Safeguarding Your Museum’s Reputation
November 12, 2021
A payment platform is arguably the most important technology your institution uses. Payments are weaved into everything your institution manages from ticketing, to membership, to donations and events. Payments are very complex, and when you process a patron or donor’s payment, you are collecting very valuable and sensitive information, so it is of the utmost importance that you select the right solution for payment processing in order to protect your patrons and their personal data to the fullest extent.
Online data security is a crucial consideration when investing in cloud technology.
In today’s world, we are continually inputting personal data into mobile, blue-tooth and cloud-connected devices. As such, vulnerability to ill-intentioned parties has skyrocketed, as cybercriminals bulldoze their way into unsecured systems.
Customers’ credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, travel information, drivers’ license numbers, etc., are among the personal information exposed to these adversaries.
Reports show that cybercriminals are on the prowl every day to pursue their next data attack. Choosing a payment platform with advanced data-security from a company like ACME ensures your guests feel safe and secure from these attackers, while also preserving your institution’s reputation.
As a contractor to the federal government, ACME has undergone intense scrutiny to fulfill rigorous cyber security compliance requirements. As a result of ACME’s compliance initiatives, they recently thwarted an online data security breach for a museum client, protecting them from potential tens of thousands of dollars in losses.
ACME’s investment in data security has been evident from day one, and includes foundational PCI security compliance, protecting your customers’ payment card information. PCI compliance is required for all merchants that store, transmit or process payment card information. ACME is PCI Level 1 certified for their online and point of sale flows.
All entries to the data centers are secure with https. Payment and transaction flows are encrypted end-to-end on a point-to-point basis; ACME stores no actual credit card numbers, only encrypted versions manufactured by their trusted payment processors.
EMV-based hardware further shrinks potential card fraud linked to magnetic stripes.
Moreover, ACME has passed the strictest governmental regulations, as a government contractor. They follow the U.S. Federal FIPS-140-2 privacy laws government protection of personal information (PII) by ensuring all data is encrypted at rest; and, by providing configuration privacy controls to disable cookies for outbound transactional emails, at the client’s request.
A commitment to hosting and securing your customer database at a lower ongoing cost is enabled by leveraging one investment across all tenants. This multi-tenant, true cloud platform is a comprehensive enterprise system that pledges to provide enduring out-of-the-box security and privacy compliances as well as zero downtime on your end.
Would you like to learn more about how one of the most secure transaction processing platforms can transform the way your visitors interact? Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation demo of ACME’s flexible solution to safeguarding data while simultaneously providing a rich customer relationship experience.