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Our Data Security Steps to Keep Your Business Covered

Posted on: April 4th, 2019 by dorarapcsak No Comments

In our ever-connected world, data is everywhere. But having access to an ever-increasing amount of information has also led to a number of challenges. One challenge is that organizations storing sensitive customer data have become a major target for cybercriminals.

Although there is no complete escape from a potential data breach, with thorough preparation, it is possible to mitigate the risks.

At VCC Live®, we’ve always been committed to data security, and took several data security steps throughout the years to keep your business covered. Among other things, this is why we’ve been working hard over the past years to make our company fully GDPR compliant.

Furthermore, being proud holders of the PCI DSS certificate and ISO27001 and ISO22301 certificates – some of the strictest data privacy certificates around– is the ultimate proof of our success in keeping our business data safe and secure.

The PCI DSS certificate applies to any organization that accepts credit and debit card payments. We are proud that this year saw our certificate renewed for the fourth time.

The ISO27001 certificate outlines guidelines for information and data security, and matches the GDPR regulation introduced in 2018. The aim of the ISO22301 certificate is to guarantee business continuity and create stable company practices.

These certificates are absolutely invaluable when we’re assessing internal and external risks, and are equally important when we’re preparing detailed plans for all potentially critical business situations.

With the evolution of cybercrime, businesses handling valuable customer data really do need to take all necessary measures to protect their data. Still, regardless of how thorough your preparation is, data breaches do happen at even the biggest organizations, causing disastrous financial consequences.

In such cases, Cyber Liability Insurance can make or break your business. As such, reflecting our continued desire to be at the cutting edge of security, we have taken the next step towards our dedication to data privacy, and are more than delighted to announce that VCC Live® has signed a Cyber Liability Insurance.

We are proud to say that we are at the cutting edge in this respect too, being among one of only a few companies in this industry who take data security 100% seriously. Nothing proves this better than our GDPR compliant processes and data privacy certificates, along with our new Cyber Liability Insurance.

VCC Live® Has Been Awarded the PCI DSS Certificate for the Fourth Time

Posted on: March 6th, 2019 by dorarapcsak No Comments

Another year, another successful IT audit! We’re more than delighted to announce that, after our latest comprehensive yearly audit, VCC Live® has once again been awarded the PCI DSS international certificate. VCC Live® has been PCI compliant for a number of years, and this year saw our certificate renewed for the fourth time.

For those not aware, PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is one of the strictest card holder data security standards in the world, and is backed by the five largest credit card issuers in the market.

The PCI DSS certificate applies to any organization that accepts credit and debit card payments, and PCI DSS compliance validation is performed annually or quarterly. As VCC Live®’s unique VCC Live Pay feature provides customers with the opportunity to make real-time payments during a single phone call, being PCI DSS-compliant is of utmost importance to us.

With the evolution of cybercrime, and with cybercriminals becoming more advanced than ever, businesses handling valuable customer data really do need to take all necessary measures to protect their data. Still, according to the following, alarming statistics conducted by EY, it seems that the majority of companies are still not prepared for a potential data breach. Their research found that:

  • Only 38% of global organizations are prepared for a complex cyber attack
  • Only 4% of organizations are confident that they have fully considered the information security implications of their current strategy
  • Only 12% feel it is very likely they would detect a sophisticated cyber attack

We are proud to say that we are at the cutting edge in this respect, and among one of only a few companies who take data security 100% seriously. Nothing proves this better than our fourth PCI DSS certificate, along with our two additional ISO027001 and ISO022301 certificates.

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Balázs Zsolt, Information Security & Process Manager at VCC Live® and Miklós Tassi, Consultant and QSA Auditor at AperSky 

Here at VCC Live, data security and privacy have been at the heart of the company from the very beginning, and we’re proud of the fact that our company has been built with customer privacy in mind.

This fourth renewal of our PCI DSS certificate clearly reflects our dedication to data privacy, and determination to continuously review our IT security and business continuity processes, including successfully undergoing the yearly audits required for all three certificates.